I am reading Joy Choice by Michelle Segar. Segar offers a fresh and playful framework for navigating the momentary decisions and conflicts we face daily about what to eat and how to get our exercise and still meet work, family, and other life needs.
She refers to four decision disruptors that we are faced with.
Decision Disruptor #1 is Temptation
Decision Disruptor #2 is Rebellion
Decision Disruptor #3 is Accommodation
Decision Disruptor #4 is Perfection
Temptation, Rebellion, Accommodation, and Perfection. These are our TRAPs.
I can’t even count the number of times clients have told me that if they just had more self-control, everything would be fine. Perfection and the need for control are natural companions. So, before we leave Perfection, let’s ask one more time: Don’t we just need a little more self-control?”
She uses real-life examples which resonate, with the difficulties others experience in this space and how cognitive dissonance, societal impact, pleasing others, deprioritizing self, and black and white thinking all have an effect on the outcome.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on your current state of wellness. Look at the Healthy Mind Platter below. Rate yourself from 1 to 10 in each area. Which area/s do you need to focus on?
If you would like to track how you are doing in each area, use this worksheet for the next week ahead.