Just Today Free Printables
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Happy Wednesday! I'll try to keep things short today, but I wanted to share a printable with you! A few months ago I listened to a really interesting TEDx talk by Andie Mitchell about losing weight (video of her talk can be found at the bottom of this post). I don't remember how I came across it, but I really enjoyed it. In particular her experience trying to break old habits and make new ones. She'd find herself easily overwhelmed with the thought of having to make those changes permanent. In relation to her weight loss, imagining never being able to eat a doughnut or pizza again in order to meet her goals. This was overwhelming and in turn caused her to get off track.
I have felt this way a lot when trying to change. I have bit my cuticles since I was a kid and have been trying to break the habit for years. Same with trying to eat healthier. I do okay for a week or a few days and then I fall off the wagon and eat my emotions, or I get overwhelmed thinking about having to eat well everyday.
One of the things that Andi discusses in her talk that really made sense to me is the idea of "Just Today". It urges you to think about one day at a time. Can I eat healthy "just today"? Can I stop biting my cuticles "just today"? It's so much easier to think about doing something for one day. If you've watched the Netflix comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (if you haven't, you should, it's hilarious), take things 10 seconds at a time. Can I handle this for 10 seconds? Yes, I can!
Anyways, the sentiment really stuck with me and I just think it's a nice thing to think about. Just for today, be the best you can be. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. To remind myself of this idea everyday, I made a pretty printable poster using the Firefly Jar prints from Curiosities. I wanted to share those with you too!
Just Today in Orange.
Just Today in Yellow.
Just Today in Blue.
Just Today in Navy.
Download all four here! Enjoy!
Have a great day!