On Sunday I wrote a post all about the things that I want to achieve in the rest of 2017. And one of them is that there are certain things that I’m trying to stop telling myself. Admitting that you tell yourself a few lies feels a little strange but I’m pretty certain that it’s something that we all do. So here are 5 things I’m attempting to stop telling myself on a daily basis…
I DON’T HAVE TIME
The whole I don’t have time thing is rarely true. Of course, sometimes we physically cannot fit something into our schedules and that’s fine because there are only so many hours in the day. But most of the time I find myself saying that I don’t have time when it’s something I just don’t want to do. I will never understand why I can’t be honest with myself or to other people and say no I don’t want to because there is nothing wrong with that. As well as saying I don’t have time something else that I really need to work on is my time management in general. Sometimes I feel really on top of my game but lately, I seem to spend hours at my desk yet not making any progress which only leads me to say I don’t have time even more.
I’M TOO BUSY
This seems to be something that is now part of everybody’s day to day language. We all constantly say that we’re just SO busy all the time and sometimes it’s not true. Often I find myself saying this out of habit like it just comes out even when I’m not that busy because I feel like by saying that I’m too busy then it makes me look like I fit in with society. Sometimes I am busy but more often than not I can make time for something if I use my time wisely. And also getting rid of the fear of saying we’re not busy, by saying we don’t have a schedule that’s jam-packed doesn’t mean we’re lazy or that we’re not doing well. It’s totally ok and normal not to be busy all the time.
I DON’T CARE
This one is a strange one because in general there are a lot of things that I just don’t care about. Which is a good thing as I don’t spend my energy getting upset over things that don’t concern me and telling myself I don’t care generally helps me worry a little less? But sometimes I use the whole I don’t care thing as a defense mechanism when I actually do really care about something but I don’t want to admit that I might be hurt by it. And caring about things weirdly has this bad reputation that it makes us too sensitive but caring is cool and caring is nice.
I DON’T KNOW HOW
As I’m no longer in education I’m not actively learning anymore which is something that I miss on a daily basis. And throughout my time blogging I’ve certainly learned a lot in terms of design and writing but in general, I’m pretty terrible at encountering something and just saying I don’t know how. When really I should acknowledge that I don’t know how and then push myself to teach myself something new. There are so many things that I want to learn but I always tell myself I don’t know how as almost an excuse not to do something which isn’t a good thing. And the only person I’m hurting by doing this is myself and we live in the age where there is so much knowledge at our fingertips, thank you Google!
I’LL DO IT TOMORROW
In general, I’m pretty good at sticking to my to-do list and getting things ticked off. But there are certain tasks I always find myself writing down day after day. And they’re never the really difficult tasks either, in fact, they always take the least amount of time so I have no logical reason to keep on telling myself oh I’ll do it tomorrow. Because I know full well that it’s just an excuse and I will more than likely do the exact same thing the next day. So now when I’m tempted to say that I’ll do it tomorrow I’m going to try and do the task there and then if I can. That way it won’t haunt me for weeks and it’s done and ticked off my to-do list.
Are there any lies you want to stop telling yourself?