Your decisions make you, but more often than not we don't even consciously make our own decisions, whether it be through habit, peer pressure or miseducation sometimes we just wander down a path that's not taking us in the direction we wish it it would.
Sometimes we don't even know what that direction is.
But... if you just a take a pause, inhale and THINK before every decision, no matter how minor it may seem, you could potentially change your entire life.
Start making your moves based on their outcomes,
'Is this going to shift me closer to my objective? Further away? Is this the decision my perfect self would make?'
Do you really want that doughnut out of the box getting passed around the office, or are you taking it because it's there? I fucking love doughnuts and of course there's a time and place, but is it now?
If you've followed me for a while you know that nothing is off the menu, but everything is geared towards an end.
Audit yourself, ask the difficult questions... Are you trading something that will fill you with an insurmountable sense of achievement down the line and ultimately sabotaging yourself just for instant gratification?
Is your self esteem worth more than a Krispy fucking Kreme that you could actually fit in your macros, but instead you're going to consume and forget?
Or worse, sub out something else later on, feel hungry, depleted and defeated and fall off the wagon?
Maintaining a healthy relationship with food is about more than just not being an orthorexic clean eater who sweats at the site of pizza, it's also about knowing the difference between eating to feel an emotional response and a sense of tribal acceptance, and eating because it's time to eat.
Eat sustainably, eat purposefully; eat whatever the fuck you want- but CHOOSE it, don't succumb to it on autopilot.
Same with anything else.
Pause. Breathe. Audit.
One decision at a time, they join the dots from where you are, to where you want to be.