Monday, April 18, 2011
One of the Healthy Reflections entries really got me thinking. It was about living in the moment. I know I should do that, but I most definitely don't. It seems like I'm always planning for the "next thing" and never enjoying the place I'm at. On top of that, everything has to be "perfect" before I make my move.
I get lost in thought about all the things I want to do... but then I don't DO them. Ugh!
It's actually kind of humorous in a sad way. I am a librarian, an information professional. Collecting information is something I do. I can't help it. When it comes to weight loss strategies, is there anyone at this point who doesn't know what they need to do? I mean, eat less, eat more nutritious foods, and exercise. Pretty simple really. So what's the big deal? I have been collecting articles for YEARS on this topic. Believe me, I could put together a heck of a bibliography on this.
So what am I waiting for? Well, maybe I'm waiting for the perfect article that will inspire me or hold some secret to the mystery of life and solve all my problems at once. Or maybe I'm making excuses for not changing anything in my life because I've gotten comfortable with the known. Is it a fear of the unknown, fear of failure, or even fear of success? Maybe losing weight won't solve all of my problems and I'm afraid to find out that I have a whole lot more work to do before I have attained perfection (this is a joke).
Or maybe it comes down to simple procrastination. I read somewhere that endlessly collecting information is a strategy to delay having to make a decision. In fact, I'm sure I have a few articles about this in my collection... wait while I find them!