From skwigg's journal:
I saw this chart from Jillfit last week. I like it because it shows how much mindset affects your experience. I don't know if defense/offense is the best description. I just know that when I was living life on the left side of the chart, things never went well, especially as it relates to food. There was all the guilt and regret about eating in ways I shouldn't, feeling powerless against certain foods, obsessively reading diet and fitness info but never implementing any of it for very long, believing there was a "one true way" and I just hadn't found it yet, or was too weak to follow it, constant anxiety about everything. Then if you flip it over to the right side of the chart. That's more like my experience now with habits and an abundance mindset. I see challenges as opportunities to learn something. I'm grateful for most everything. I trust myself to make decisions and my body to tell me what it needs. I know that if I consistently follow my habits, results will take care of themselves. It's the opposite of putting the outcome first (must lose __ pounds) and then becoming an anxious, exhausted mess trying to control everything. I thought it was interesting.