Posts tagged goals
6 ways jealousy can be a good thing

We’re taught from a young age that envy is a pretty ugly emotion. And let’s be honest, no one really wants to fess up to wanting what someone else has got. But in reality, sometimes we can’t help but look at another person's life and feel a bit… I want what they’ve got. Am I right?

I’ve definitely been guilty in the past of looking at what other successful women are doing and thinking, why does she deserve to that? Or thinking, how come she gets everything so easily when I’m working so hard? Or bitching in my mind about someone else’s body, purely because I’m jealous that those thighs are not my own.

Ugh… So. Ugly.

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Can we ever 'master' dieting using the 10,000 hours rule?

Have you heard the 10,000 hours rule? Malcolm Gladwell in his book 'Outliers' argues that with 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, you can master a new skill.

10,000 hours equals roughly 9 years if you practised on average for 3 hours a day. Sounds like a lot right? 9 years to master the piano, poker or Portuguese. Seems like a BIG commitment to decide to master something.

But how many hours do you think you spend berating yourself, telling your body that you hate it, wishing you looked different, thought about what you’re going to eat, felt guilty about what you just ate, compared yourself to other people, daydreamed about your ‘perfect body’ and how happy you’re going to be once you get it….

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