Have you heard of the Shiny Object Syndrome?
It is the tendency for someone to chase something new, be it a new idea, trend, or goal, rather than to stay focused on what they’re doing.
For most of my readers, it will be chasing a new diet — Weight Watchers, Noom, Whole30, macro counting, etc.
The behavior is similar to a child who is attracted to anything that’s shiny and new.
Have you spent much time around a toddler lately? They are constantly attracted to anything that moves or makes a sound.
When seeing something for the first time, they’re intrigued, but quickly lose interest as the item loses its novelty. Then it’s on to the next new shiny thing.
You know that you have experienced the shiny object syndrome in your quest for weight loss if you can relate to the following:
Wake up with intention to eat a certain way, but nothing gets executed.
You consistently make yourself new goals, but never see them through to the end.
You jump from one weight loss or workout program to another, believing the wild claims of each one.
You frequently move from one goal to the next rather than stick to what you’re doing to the end.
At the heart of it, the issue with the shiny object syndrome is distraction. Being constantly drawn to new ideas and tools, and abandoning important tasks in the process.
If this sounds like something you struggle with then you don’t want to miss today’s episode of the Fat Murder Podcast with co-coach, Steph Miramontes.
In this episode, we exchange ideas on:
How to get things done
How to stop being distracted by new ideas and fancy trends, rather than follow through with your current plan
How to avoid becoming a jack of all trades, master of none
Join us for today’s episode so you can stay focused on your plan and get good enough to reap the rewards of your efforts.