I had every intention of getting up early this morning and driving myself to meet a group of people to engage in a sport. I have had this ‘good intention’ now for several months. I have to laugh as I tell myself, “Whom are ya kidding? You’d like to go, but in reality you don’t really want to go and probably wont go.”
I think we all do this. “Today, I am going to take the bike out for a ride, or tomorrow I will clean out the garage, or I am going to eat healthy starting Monday.” Like so many of you, at the time, my intentions were good. I even took out my racquet, and confirmed with the group.
Somewhere between my ‘good intentions’ and actually showing up I justified to myself more than three solid reasons why I was NOT leaving the house. “It looks cold outside, I have more important things I need to do, and I really didn’t get as much sleep as I wanted.”
I said I started to laugh, because I knew that I was fooling myself. We do this. Why, I am not sure. Oh, I suppose there are many reasons.
So, today I have decided to try something that might be more attainable for me. I really want to be more active; I really want to engage in healthy activities. So, I will accept that I am not going to drive half-an-hour early in the morning any longer to do something I would have easily done 30 years ago. Instead, I shall put on my tennis shoes and take the dog for a walk.
Perhaps changing some of our ‘good intentions’ into ‘a workable plan’ is a better way to go. At least for me.
Can anyone relate?