“Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.” ― Roy T. Bennett
You are doing this as a team, which is why I prompt you to share your experiences as a group - it really helps to talk and share and encourage others, it will not only make them feel good, but make you feel good also.
Welcome to day 7, you have made it, a whole week, well done. Is it still a bit difficult and a bit confusing, as Robin Sharma says “all change is difficult at first, messy in the middle and beautiful at the end”. You are still at the start so don’t be discouraged if you are feeling that it is difficult - that is the time to push on and be different, and achieve your goals.
I was certainly finding it difficult at this stage, have a read:
“Had a few drinks last night………...The drinks made me sleep badly and I feel bushed today. Work out was hard work. I think with the sleep and being early in the process - I’m having loads of negative thoughts - will push through this”.
And I did, in fact that same day, just after I had written this I did an interval session on my turbo trainer (indoor bike). I had set the ‘work’ part of the interval at quite a high level and failed to hit the level I had set, here is what I wrote about it:
“In a training session like that, I’d rather set the bar too high, fail and learn, than too low, achieve and learn nothing”.
In the past I would have beaten myself up about not being able to hit the levels I had set. I had started to realise that failing is a good thing, as long as you learn from it and find a way to improve next time.
Talking a failing, I’ve tried this recipe a few times, it always seems to turn out different and it is not always easy to work out what needs adjusting - so I keep coming back to this one, let me know your twist on it.