The toxins in your life can range from the things we put in our body to the excuses we give to ourselves for doing, or not doing, the things we do. Our world presents us with some toxins we can control, but more often there are many more that we cannot control. The air we breath and the water we drink fill us with toxins everyday, yet we need them to live. For many people, the excuses we give are just as toxic as what we put in our body. Our brains are just as hardworking as our livers sorting through the junk and trying to figure out what is good for us and what is bad. I only wish my brain was as scientific and unbiased as my liver in making that separation. I can’t fool my liver into thinking something will help me when I know down deep that it actually does more harm than good. I am capable of making excuses for my excuses in my brain if it means I can get what I want, and I’m sick of living that way. Making excuses is not helping me to reach my full potential. Making excuses is not making me happy.
I’m pledging to give up my excuses. Just the way I would give up sugar and gluten in an effort to shed some pounds, I want to stop lying to myself and creating excuses for not doing the things I should be doing. I think it will be just as easy to create opportunity to get things done as it has always been to build an obstacle course of excuses blocking me from achieving. I’m ready to attack the toxins head on and fill myself up with more goodness and positivity. It’s going to take a lot of work to flush these toxic excuses, but I’m ready for the task.
I do not know of a cleansing system on the market to flush out negative thought toxins, so I will have to do that work on my own. The tools that I have learned so far on this journey such as mindfulness, guided mediation, diaphragmatic breathing and yoga will be more useful to me now that I am more familiar with how to use them properly, but each of us are in complete control of wrangling the web of excuses we create for ourselves. No more excuses, I want to be happy.
Can you pick one excuse to flush out like a toxin today?