Recently while speaking in Melbourne to a group of very switched on CEOs, I got a question from the floor:
“I get my mojo working, start to create great habits and rituals but then after a number of months,
I fall off the wagon and find myself back in the hole.
What can I do?”
I heard a great podcast interview recently with a meditation expert who said that many people believe meditation is about clearing the mind and having no thoughts. As such, people get frustrated when thoughts come in and out of their mind while meditating. He said it was impossible to stay on track 24/7, 365 days of the year and that the trick with meditation was to acknowledge the thought/s but then know how to start over.
This is a great solution to the frustration that comes when we fall off the wagon in any endeavour in our life, particularly with things like diet and exercise. Chances are it may happen and if it does, the real art is knowing how to stop, get yourself in check and start over. Be gentle with yourself and know that starting over is part of the process.