About 1:1 Coaching Add-ons Blog Contact Podcast FREE 7-DAY TRIAL Login

How to Stop the All-or-Nothing Mindset

With the New Year quickly approaching, have you been thinking about your fitness and nutrition goals? It's easy to fall into the all-or-nothing mindset, but did you know that this mindset can lead to burnout and discouragement? Instead of focusing on drastic changes that will only help you in the short term, let's aim for sustainable habits that will help you long after the New Year's resolutions end. Read on for our three tips to help you avoid the all-or-nothing mindset and find a sustainable approach to healthy living.


1. Set realistic goals

It's essential to set goals that are achievable and sustainable. Don't try to overhaul your entire lifestyle overnight. Instead, start with small, attainable goals you can build on over time. For example, if you want to start exercising more, don't try to go from zero to six days a week. Start with two or three days a week and gradually increase from there. Starting small will help you avoid getting burnt out and quitting before you form a habit. 


2. Focus on progress, not perfection

Contrary to what people believe, fitness and nutrition can be fun, but it can be easy to get caught up in the idea of perfection. The truth is, no one is perfect and trying to be that way will only lead to becoming discouraged. Instead of striving for perfection, focus on progress. Celebrate the small victories, whether running a little farther or eating healthier. Every small step you take is a step in the right direction. 


3. Practice self-compassion

Finally, it's essential to be kind to yourself. If you slip up and have a bad day, don't beat yourself up over it. Instead, practice self-compassion and forgive yourself. Remember that healthy living is a journey, not a destination, and there will be ups and downs along the way. Treat yourself with the kindness and understanding you would show a friend.


By setting realistic goals, focusing on progress rather than perfection, and practicing self-compassion, you can avoid the all-or-nothing mindset and find a sustainable approach to healthy living. Remember that small steps lead to significant changes, and every effort you make is a step in the right direction.


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.