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Mindfulness Activity: Reframing Excuses

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I read "25 Excuses You Must Drop to Be Happy"

this morning and it really got me thinking how I could apply this to my journey to become the healthiest I can be.

I highlighted 10 excuses because I've heard, read, or used these:

"I don't have time.”
Alternative: "I need to properly manage my time.”

"I'm responsible for X,Y or Z, so taking care of myself in not a priority.”
Alternative: "I am a priority.”

"I don't have enough discipline and drive.”
Alternative: "I just need to figure out how to motivate myself through this.”

"It's too much work.”
Alternative: "I'm ready to DO the work.”

"I'm a failure.”
Alternative: "I'm prepared to fail forward and learn as I go.”

"I'm too scared.”
Alternative: "This fear I'm feeling means I'm human.”

"I'll never be able to get it perfect, so why try?”
Alternative: "Perfect is the enemy of good.”

"I'll never be as good as "someone else", so why bother?”
Alternative: "I'm am only in competition with myself.”

"My "parents/spouse/kids" will not support me.”
Alternative: "How can I win them over?”

"I can't.”
Alternative: "I can and I am, starting now.”

The article goes into a little more depth with each of the excuses and it's a thought-provoking read!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEGIRL50 8/1/2013 3:20AM

    "I don't like vegetables."
"I'm learning to cook and season vegetables so they taste great."

"There's no time to exercise."
"If it's important to me, I will make the time."

"I can't live without sweets."
"It's about portion control. Eat a small amount of something that's really good and be done."

Who ya gonna call? Excuse Busters!!
You've given me a powerful tool. emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/1/2013 3:20:59 AM

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SASS122 8/1/2013 2:06AM

  Thank you for sharing - I'm definitely going to check this out.

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KAYDE53 8/1/2013 12:14AM


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GRAMMY7070 7/31/2013 9:58PM

    Very inspiring

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SHERIO5 7/31/2013 6:38PM

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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AJDOVER1 7/31/2013 3:40PM

    What an inspiring way to look at things! Thanks so much!

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PATRICE_E 7/31/2013 3:06PM

    I love this, Cheryl Anne! Thanks for passing it on. :)

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LORILEEPAGE 7/31/2013 2:28PM

    As I read this I also thought about a decision I'm in the process of making...about whether I should take some college courses. This is really helping!

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LAILATN 7/31/2013 1:33PM

    Thanks for sharing - one of my biggies is the perfection thing. I need to remind myself that perfect is indeed the enemy of GOOD. And that GOOD is good enough.

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MICKEYH 7/31/2013 12:56PM

    emoticon thanks for sharing!!

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FELINEBETTER 7/31/2013 12:51PM

    This is very cool, Cheryl! I will definitely check into this further too! Thanks for sharing it! I get so much great info from other people on here! emoticon

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 7/31/2013 12:49PM

    interesting, thanks for sharing.


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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/31/2013 12:25PM

    emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/31/2013 12:26:29 PM

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