I am sitting here with a nice coffee buzz going, and I wonder why I ever try to convince myself that I shouldn’t drink it?
It’s a crazy idea I know, but every now and then I buy into the story that coffee is bad for you. It’s probably because I hang out with a bunch of health coaches, and people who do yoga who are trying to be all healthy and Zen. When I am living in this story, I try to convince myself that I shouldn’t drink coffee and it is the cause of all my problems. I decide that I am going to kick coffee once and for all! I try not to have any, and it might last for a few weeks, or even a month, but I always go back.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all about being healthy and eating good food and taking care of my body, BUT I love coffee. I always have and I always will. I love cupcakes too for that matter and I know that sugar is ‘evil’ but we go way back and I am not really prepared to give it up even though I try sometimes.
The point of all this rambling is that it’s so easy to get caught up in other people’s ideas about what’s good and bad, and right and wrong for you, especially your social circles and family. Let’s not even get into the influence that the media and the mainstream mentality has over us. It’s can be hard to stay true to yourself and live life in a way that’s satisfying and meaningful to you.
So what do you do?
- You learn how to check in and determine what resonates with you.
- You try things on for size to see if they fit.
- You notice what works for you and feels good.
- You listen to your gut, and your heart.
- You learn to blaze your own trail and take your own advice around what works for you.
- You stop making yourself wrong.
Are any stories that you are living in right now that don’t really resonate with you?
I would love to hear your thoughts about this in the comments below.