Hello and welcome back to Health and Wellness Fridays! Today, I would like to take a look at honesty. I’m sure you’re probably wondering what honesty has to do with health and wellness but as we take a closer look you’ll see how we sometimes underestimate how much of a role honesty plays especially as it relates to our health and wellness.
Being honest with ourselves about how we feel, what hurts, what does not feel right and what we really need to do to make the necessary changes in our lives can help us live better, healthier and sometimes longer lives. Too often we downplay our medical issues, disregard reoccurring symptoms and try to convince ourselves that a quick visit to the pharmacy or pharmacist would be the end of it.
If we’re going to be honest with ourselves, we might hear stories like:
“I love food but sometimes I don’t make good food choices.”
“I lack the will power to say “NO” to my cravings.”
“I might need some help to get my health and life where I need to be.”
“I know what I have to do to live a healthier life but I find it difficult to just commit to the process.”
“I’m scared of going to the doctor because I think I have a pretty good idea what’s wrong and I don’t want to have him confirm it so I’ll deal with it myself.”
“I’m scared of the possibility of receiving bad news.”
“I don’t like or trust doctors so I don’t go if I don’t have to.”
“I have better things to do with my money.”
“I don’t want people judging me.”
“I don’t feel comfortable going to public spaces to workout because I feel like everyone is looking at me.”
I can tell you, that as long as we keep making excuses to continue doing the wrong things we would not get the change we want. The honest reason for this I believe is we don’t want the change bad enough probably because it’s hard to see ourselves beyond who we are today.
We need to not only change the conversation we are having with ourselves but control it. However, most important of all, is to stop lying to ourselves, stop making excuses and stop being bystanders in our own lives.
Honesty starts with US. What stories are you telling yourself that are preventing you from reaching where you’re meant to be physically or mentally.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a good night and a wonderful weekend. 🙂