Learn to forgive yourself.
I found Pep sitting with his head buried in his arms, sobbing loudly.
“What’s wrong, Pep?”
“Oh Sonia, I had a piece of candy! I just couldn’t resist! I just know that I will be on the Naughty List now!”
“Oh Pep! I’m certain you will still be on the Nice List! The Nice List isn’t the “Perfect List”! You can make yourself stressed and sick in the pursuit of perfection. In fact, that stress releases cortisol and other hormones that make your body hang onto calories and crave comfort foods. Perfection is not your goal. Wellness is your goal! Forgive yourself, and appreciate the benefits of doing your best, not perfect!”