What do you imagine when you think of being consistent?

It’s easy to think being consistent means machine like efficiency, never deviating from your set plan.

And sure, that’s certainly the ideal.

But life is going to happen.

Setbacks, obstacles, and lack of motivation will hit you eventually.

Your are human.

If your idea of being consistent is perfection, you might tell yourself a setback is a failure. That you’ve “ruined” your run of consistency, and that you might as well give up.

This is the tyranny and the trap of chasing perfectionism.

Consistency requires being to recover from setbacks. To know that there are going to be times when you dont manage to stick to your plans.

And most importantly: having a plan to get back on plan.

Use Easy On-Ramps to Get Back on Track

Once you accept that imperfection is both inevitable and human, you can start to think about ways to make it easy to return to being consistent with your habits and goals.

Here are some examples of easy on-ramps:

  • do easy workouts when you have fallen out of a regular workout routine.
  • instead of trying to be perfect with your diet, phase back in healthy foods, and slowly eliminate the junk.

Having easy ways to get back into a consistent routine can be critical

Dont beat yourself up. Make it easy to get back on track.
Remember: we’re all human, so embrace the fact you won’t be perfect, and focus on long-term consistency.

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