Have you ever made little promises to yourself?
Or come up with ideas or decisions that you feel would make your life better if you were to follow through with these decisions.
I sure have.
Here are some examples of things I was going to do that would benefit me. See if you share any.
- Stop drinking coffee
- Workout everyday
- Stop eating junk food
- Eat vegetables with every meal
- Do 100 push ups per day
- Do the dishes right away
- Socialize more
- Do P90X to its completion
- Keep a food journal
- Drink a gallon of water daily
There are probably more. And guess what? I have not been overly successful with following through on these decisions that would presumably make my life better and me healthier.
What if we actually followed through on all these little things that we come up with? Why is it such a daunting task to just follow through consistently?!
We know what is good for us to do!
Gosh I have started more healthy eating plans than you can count only to be scarfing down a bowl of ice cream and cookies a few weeks later.
Why is that?
I can remember thinking, “When I have more time I’ll do x or y.” Well I have all kinds of time now to workout or do yoga or go for a walk, etc. And I do these things. Sometimes.
What about eating healthier? Not hard really. Well making the decision isn’t hard. But the follow through sure is.
So what is it about creating habits that actually stick. And I have done stuff for 21 days or 30 days in a row. That is a crock.
What if I actually followed through? Consistently.
What if I had stopped eating junk food a year ago?
What if I did 100 push ups a day?
What if I drank a gallon of water daily?
What if I actually went out to functions and socialized?
Where would I be today if I had followed through consistently with all those promises to myself?
Would I have a better life?
Be in better shape?
Have more social contacts?
So what little promises have you made that you have had a hard time following through with?