We all wish for things almost daily. How many times have you heard yourself saying, “I wish I didn’t eat so much, I wish my clothes fit better, I wish I had more money in my savings account, I wish I had more time to go to the gym, spend with my kids, do things I like to do……I think you get the idea.
The truth is you could make all of that happen but you don’t really want to. Now hold on, before you start telling me I don’t know your life hear me out. We (as in all humanity) in general find the time, money, energy to do things we REALLY want to do. Usually it’s the easier stuff that you don’t have to work on, give up for, or struggle with. In other words if you can do it easily, you will. If not you will wish for it.
I am currently doing a 30 day detox. It’s not the first time I’ve done this exact same one, but I am finding this time around to be much more difficult. To the point that I keep finding myself wanting to cave and telling myself I can try again next month. Why is it so difficult this time around? Because I have been going through some pretty stressful situations over the last few months that has caused me to start binge eating, caving into my sugar cravings and upping my coffee intake.
I was supposed to start the cleanse in February but I had friends who said they wanted to do it with me if I just put it off for a month. Well I really didn’t want to subject myself to putting down everything that made me feel better so of course I readily agreed. But the end of February rolled around and it was time to get the kit and said friends found reasons to not do the cleanse with me. Now they were legitimate excuses, mostly to do with finances, but that left me in a quadrium. Do I still do the detox on my own or wait for friends to get their money right?
My health and eating habits were growing worse by the day so I only had one answer, it was time to do the detox and so here I am on day 5 wanting coffee like there is no tomorrow and going to my pantry constantly hoping that the sweet fairy has dropped off something yummy that I can convince myself is healthy and I can have on my detox. It hasn’t happened yet, but that hasn’t stopped me from going to my pantry six times yesterday.
So here I am back to this is really hard for me right now. But I started this detox for a reason. I want to break the bad habits that were becoming daily rituals. Did you read those words: I WANT TO.
In order for you to commit to something, anything, first you must want to. And I am not talking about “ok, I guess I will try to do this.” I am talking about a deep down in your soul, knowing there are no other choices, want to.
So how do I get there? Thank you for asking. You determine your why. Why do you want to do this thing. If you need to eat healthier (notice I didn’t say go on a diet. Diets are not good for anybody) to feel better and be able to wear the clothes you own, then there is your why. If you want to go on vacation for the first time in 5 years and you have been looking at somewhere besides your house, where you know you will spend the entire vaca cleaning, because you never have time to do it. Then there is your why for saving. I think you are getting my drift.
The bottom line for all of us is this. If there is something you keep wishing for yet not receiving, it’s because you really don’t want it bad enough. You’re not taking the steps to make it happen. So today write down that wish, then write down the why behind it. Next make a plan of action of what you are going to do to make that wish a reality. It might be hard, you might have to let go of things you would rather not let go of. You might even have to break some bad habits. But in the end, it will be worth it and you will have an accomplishment to be proud of. And then you can stop wish and start wanting and when you want it you can have it.
I will not give up on this detox because I want to break the cycle I have started. I want to start running and exercising again. Another thing I stopped doing months ago. It is on my want list for next month after I make it through my detox program.
So today whatever that ‘Wish’ is. Face it….Challenge it….Conquer it.
I BELIEVE IN YOU!