Ohhh, let’s talk about the dreaded “I don’t feel like it” mentality. Do you know what I am referring to? If you are anything like me, you have been feeling this A LOT lately.
The roll over in bed, even when you know you need to get up and exercise, “I don’t feeeel like it.” The run out to grab food instead of cooking the groceries in the fridge, “I don’t feeeeel like it.” And worst of all, the ignore your passions and dreams because “I don’t feeeeel like it.” What did you say Bri? Ignore your passions and dreams? No way! YES way. Once you get caught up in the “I don’t feeeeel like it” mentality, it gets even easier to ignore what’s most important to you in life. And that’s when you need to shift gears!
Let’s back track and understand that yes, we have free will, but God did not give us this will to be LAZY. Trust me, I have to yell at myself (well, speak sternly) and push myself constantly to do what I know is the best for me and will make me much happier in the future. BUT, at the end of the day, I know that I’m not perfect, so sometimes things in life can seem larger than they are and I need a little push.
So let’s change that “I don’t feeeeel like it” mentality to the “just do it” mentality. When faced with tired/ lazy thoughts and actions…..just do it! Why? Because deep down you really want to…
I usually find that when I make myself exercise after I didn’t feel like it, I always, not sometimes or once in a while, but I alwwaayyysss feel better afterwards. Same way with my cooking; after I grab take out, I often feel sluggish and overeat, but when I push myself to cook a meal that I know is not only delicious, but healthy for me, I usually feel much better and actually am able to control my portion sizes. And last, but not least, when I buckle down and make one more step towards fulfilling my passions and progressing towards my personal dreams, I always feel a sense of accomplishment, encouraging me to continue on. Trust me, the proof is in the pudding.
So are you currently stuck in the “I don’t feeeel like it” mentality? In which areas of your life do you need to put your foot down and just do it?! Think about it and see how you can begin to shift gears. Focus on the end results and know that by taking action when action needs to be taken, you will be much happier in the end. Hope this encourages you…because to be honest, I didn’t really feeeel like writing this post. 🙂