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Welcome to 3-2-1 Tuesdays with Better Wellness Naturally- Wellness Excuses


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"Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you." - Robin Sharma



Unraveling Wellness Excuses…
  1. Recognizing the Patterns: Excuses, though diverse in nature, often follow predictable patterns, from "I don't have time" (which really means, “I don’t want to”) to "I'm too tired."  We dissect these common refrains and get to the core patterns at Better Wellness Naturally. Please understand that this is not pathologizing, it is education—and with awareness change is possible. It is through this awareness that we can begin to challenge and overcome these perceived barriers to our well-being.

  2. Cultivating Self-Compassion: At the heart of many excuses lies a sense of inadequacy and self-doubt. Through the practice of self-compassion, we can nurture a kinder, more supportive relationship with ourselves. When you hear us say, “Please be gentle with yourself,” this is what we mean.

  3. Embracing Accountability: Excuses thrive in the shadows of avoidance and ambiguity. By embracing accountability—both to ourselves and to our support networks—we illuminate these shadows, empowering ourselves to take ownership of our choices and actions.


A Couple of Concepts:

We Invite You to Challenge Your Mindset…


  1. Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset: At the core of our excuses often lies a fixed mindset—a belief that our abilities and circumstances are immutable. It's like being trapped in a mental prison where the walls are made of self-doubt and limitations. We convince ourselves that success is reserved for the lucky few, and we're not among them. But here's the truth: our minds are more elastic than we realize. By embracing a growth mindset, we stretch beyond our perceived limitations and step into a realm of endless possibility. It's about rewiring our brains (neuroplasticity, yet again!) to see challenges not as threats, but as opportunities for growth and learning. Cultivating a growth mindset isn't just about positive thinking or wishful thinking—it's about actively seeking out opportunities for self-improvement and believing in our capacity to change. It's about recognizing that failure is not a reflection of our worth, but a stepping stone on the path to success. With a growth mindset, setbacks become valuable lessons, and obstacles become springboards for innovation.

  2. The Power of Reframing: Excuses are just stories we tell ourselves—stories that shape our perception of reality. They're like dark clouds obscuring the sunlight of our potential, casting shadows of doubt and hesitation. But what if we could dissipate those clouds and let the light shine through? That's where reframing comes in. It's about taking those negative, self-limiting thoughts and flipping them on their head. Instead of seeing obstacles as barriers, we see them as opportunities for growth and exploration. Reframing isn't about denying reality or sugarcoating the truth—it's about choosing to focus on the silver lining, even in the darkest of clouds. It's about recognizing that every setback carries with it the seeds of opportunity, waiting to be nurtured and cultivated. When we reframe our excuses, we take back control of our narrative and empower ourselves to create the future we desire. Remember, when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.


Ready to uplevel, be held accountable and challenge those excuses? We welcome you to join us in our Mastermind Groups, Online Cohorts,

and on Retreat!


A Quick Overview:  

Delving into Science: Overcoming Excuses…


Excuses, rooted in the intricate interplay of neuroscience and psychology, can represent formidable barriers to personal growth and wellness. Neurologically, our brains instinctively seek comfort and resist change, often resorting to rationalizations to justify inaction and avoid discomfort.


Think about this for a moment… how many of us love our comfort zones and cling to the familiar?


Where Did We Learn How to Do This? Psychologically, excuses serve as protective mechanisms, shielding us from the discomfort of confronting our limitations and reinforcing deeply ingrained beliefs about our capabilities and worthiness. Yes, excuses can also be part of your coping mechanisms.


How Can We Change? Through mindfulness practices, we can cultivate greater self-awareness and better recognize our patterns of excuse-making without succumbing to shame, blame, self-criticism or defeat. Furthermore, cognitive-behavioral techniques offer practical tools for challenging and reframing excuses, replacing limiting beliefs with empowering narratives grounded in self-compassion and resilience.


Embracing a growth mindset—a belief in the potential for growth and development—can further empower us against the paralyzing effects of excuses, shifting our focus from avoiding failure to embracing the journey of self-discovery and growth. Ultimately, excuses are not insurmountable obstacles but rather invitations to explore the uncharted territories of our belief systems and paving the way for transformative personal growth and holistic well-being.



 

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