Sunday, January 10, 2010
Okay, so it's a brand new year and I've been thinking about past resolutions that fizzled no matter how determined I was to "change"...perhaps it's time for a new strategy. A new way of addressing the old me. Sort of "resolutionless" but nevertheless...resolved to begin this year with honesty.
Now, honesty is a funny thing. I am painfully honest in most things. But the rationalizations I make to myself...to the me I am intimately involved with, are endless. Endless litanies of reasons why I can not exercise today...why one little treat won't lead to another little treat...why helping this person or that one keeps me from following my diet plans for the day. I have decided that I can no longer call them excuses. It is time to call them what they are...lies, intimate ones at that...as the one they effect are me.
Thomas Jefferson once said: "He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual." So...while lying to others is not my problem, lying to myself is a "habit" I am no longer comfortable with.
No resolutions this year. Just a mental shift to deal honestly with myself in all things. For my journey here at SparkPeople. For my health and wellbeing. To honor myself and my journey through life. To deal with myself with integrity and trustworthiness. For me.