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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!
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