We tell ourselves all sorts of things.
“I have a terrible headache. I can’t go to work today.”
“I feel sore. I haven’t recovered from that last workout, so I’ll skip today’s workout.”
“I was stressed out from work so I can’t cook today; I’ll just order fast food.”
Are these legitimate reasons, or just excuses?
Only you can tell. You can ask for advice from your friends or family, but only you can really determine whether you’re making up an excuse or not.
If you can’t tell immediately, you have to develop intuition: How to know if you’re lying to yourself, or at least attempting to. In order to do this, you have to be in touch with yourself. You have to be mindful of how you are feeling. That’s the key.
If you need some help, I’ll post some tips on developing self-intuition on Tuesday. Watch out for that post.
In the meantime, do you ever feel like you’re lying to yourself? I know I did, just this morning, when I didn’t want to go to the box. 😉 Post it in the comments, I’d love to hear from you.