Excuses are what we make to make ourselves feel better when we don’t feel whole and complete. I think at a few times in my life I became the queen of excuses. My life was full of, not nows, I’m not ready, I can’t, I’m too tired, I’m too busy, I’m injured, I don’t have the money and so on.
Life is not our to get you!
What excuse could you possibly have to not take care of yourself today? How much of these are true? Truth is your body-mind-heart need and required daily care and attention in order to make your life awesome. You don’t get there by making excuses. After making the same excuse over time it turns into a believe, then you start living a small life instead of the big one that your were meant to.
It’s way easier to make up a reason that you truly believe is the truth, to get out of daily self-care then to actually do it. If you keep up a daily yoga practice or something like that, you will find it’s much easier to keep it going then to stop and start again. So why do so many people, stop trying, give up and make excuses for themselves? The answer is very personal to you!
My excuses always come up for me when I’m overwhelmed or haven’t taken time for my practice or exercise. Turns out my excuses are easy to identify since I tend to use the same ones over and over again. If you are aware of when you are making up an excuse you can shift your behaviour because you are conscious of when it’s happening. If you don’t ever own up then it’s likely you will continue to make excuses and not take care of yourself.
Being busy, well excuse me, but it’s and excuse! I sympathize, I get really busy too but there are always things you can cut out of your life that are taking up your precious time like watching T.V or social media. Things add up quickly and that 20 minutes could have been a time for you to do yoga, go for a bike ride, run or something that would get your body moving.