Every day, we tell ourselves lies, which is unavoidable because lying is one of our psyche’s numerous tools to cope with stress. We need to employ lies from time to time, whether it’s a minor lie to inspire oneself to exercise more (I think I already seem smaller) or a significant lie to keep family relationships (the family meeting wasn’t all that horrible). However, the lies you’ve been telling yourself for years, if not decades, are far more hazardous. Those lies prevent you from developing and becoming a healthy and happy person. They’re toxic because you don’t realize what they are most of the time! Here are six lies you should immediately stop telling yourself.
‘I’ll be happy after…’
This type of deception comes in various forms, but the primary notion is that something good will happen due to a specific event, change, or action. This form of conditioning prevents you from seeing the realities of your circumstances and instead directs your attention to a better, more distant future that will undoubtedly arrive. For example, you’ll stick with the job you despise for years because ‘I’ll save some money, go traveling, and be happy.’ Ask yourself what is now preventing you from performing the activities you enjoy. Why aren’t you content with your life? Instead of focusing on what will make you happy in the future, consider what can make you happy right now.
‘I’m going to start working out tomorrow.’
Of course, I’m not just talking about fitness; we all tend to put off making significant changes in our lives. You may begin right now, whether it’s with a healthy diet, going to the gym, going to bed earlier, drinking less alcohol, or eating fewer sweets. It makes no difference what time of day it is because establishing a healthy lifestyle has no time limit. Unless you start making slight adjustments right now, tomorrow will be the same as today. Even if it’s simply a fitness plan for tomorrow morning, sit down and write it down, watch some videos, and download apps. Develop your motivation rather than putting off the changes you want to make in your life.