Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Things I Know I Should Do But Don't

I wonder how often I say I can't or could never do something, but what I really mean is "I don't want to."  Probably more often than not.  So maybe my goal for the rest of the year is to be completely honest and just say I don't want to if I don't want to.  There are so many things out there that I know would be good for me to do, but I just don't do them.

Watch less TV.  Confession: I like TV.  I love vegging out at the end of the day.  Every time I hear someone say "Oh, I don't watch much TV" or "I don't have time to watch TV!" I'm racked with guilt.  Because I do have time for TV.  Granted, I actually don't watch too many new shows these days because slowly I'm weaning myself away from them.  Like Grey's Anatomy.  I loved that show.  But it has crossed my threshold of immoral behavior that I'm willing to condone, so I just stopped.  But thanks to our smart TV and Amazon Prime, I've got the world of things like Voyager and Duck Dynasty at my fingertips.  And I love watching them, even though I know I should be playing classical music and reading instead.

Buy organic.  I am convinced with all the science and data out there warning of the perils of the non-organic food.  But the cost is not something I am willing to submit to.  So I buy "dirty" apples and lettuce.  And I pray that the Lord will protect us.

Quit drinking pop.  Every day at lunch I pour myself a delicious glass of Pepsi Max.  It's the only caffeine I have all day, and I love love love the taste and feel of carbonation with my lunch.  It makes me feel like I'm eating my lunch out every day, when I'm really eating leftovers or something.  Again, I believe the science behind the evils of soda.  But I still drink it.

Hang out outside.  Again, every time I read a mom blog about them spending hours and hours outside with their kids I'm racked with guilt.  Even though I live in one of the greatest outdoor states, I am a homebody who loves inside.  I don't know why.  But the fact is I obviously just don't want to be out there.

Call my sisters and brother and grandma.  It's not that I don't love them or don't want to talk to them.  Mostly I just don't want to talk on the phone.  I've never really been the phone kind of girl.  But I know I should keep in touch with them more often, because there is nothing worse than hearing about something they are doing from my mom and feeling so left out.  It's my own fault.  But I don't do it.

Stop eating French onion soup and onion dip.  I love the stuff.  But it does not fun things to my stomach.  I always tell myself it's worth it, and then tell myself it wasn't later.

There's a Bible verse about this right?  I do what I don't want to do, and I don't do what I want to do?  I'll look it up.

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1 comment:

  1. This was funny and I love your honesty! I could add exercise to the list for myself! And also, regarding organic food I totally relate. I've read the articles, tried the recipes. I believe our food is laced with chemicals. And We have made some changes and try to eat as from scratch and "whole" as we can, but by and large, there's no feasible way to eat purely organic non processed food. So yes, I pray protection and claim God's sovereignty over it all too;)