Why do we do this to ourselves?

If I scroll on Facebook for a minute, all I will see are jokes of the new year resolution tot working or breaking. I find it disturbing to know how easily people make and break it.

It is a mystery to me that why I think something is good for me but I still don’t do it and vice versa. I believe the answer lies in spirituality but I am still not able to apply it properly. It is a good thing that we want to change and it is a start. There are setbacks but change happens. I don’t know who started the trend of making a resolution but IMHO, making a resolution is as good as procrastination. If you aren’t able to do the change today, there is little hope of it happening on Jan 1st.

I feel one has to realise the reason of doing the activity that they are trying to change. For instance, I want to further reduce my intake of chocolate. I need to understand why I eat? The mind is complex and there are a lot of reasons but I know a few I can handle. Now, when I want to eat something sweet – i eat a date. If I want to eat chocolate because it reminds me of my childhood and the fun time I had, I look at old pics. Sometimes it works and sometimes I eat chocolate and look at the pics. The point is to figure out your reason of doing the activity you want to change and see if you can find a healthier alternative.

Getting stressed and procrastinating and then getting depressed isn’t going to bring about the change Nor is spreading jokes and creating negativity. Please please please don’t do it to yourself. New year is just a change of date. The change in self will come from within. I hope we bring that change.

I hope you all have a lovely new year. I hope that if there is something you want to change, you are able to do it today and now. I hope the same for me too  🙂