Reasons Why

I have always felt it was important to know why a person does something. Not so that it can be excused or reasoned away, but so it can be countered (or encouraged). I always thought, if I could just figure out the Why of the way I treat my body, I could change.

If I could just figure out Why. Why do I eat stuff that I know is bad for me? Why do I get lazy and not exercise? Why do I drink too much caffeine? Why? Because. I do.

At this point, it doesn’t matter Why. It’s just become another excuse. If I don’t figure out Why, then I can keep looking and won’t have to do anything about it! But driving in the car the other day, pondering the Why, I realized. The Why doesn’t matter.

The point is, I know I do it, and that should be enough to stop. I know when I do it and, really, I mostly know Why. So, I can work on giving up one of my last excuses. Giving up the search for Why is hard, yo.

Comments

  1. Sunshine says

    Wow, what an epiphany. The “why” is not important – its the, so now what are you gonna do about it = mind blown right now. I too have wrestled with the “whys” but for other things. Thank you.

    • Sherry says

      It’s ridiculous the number of roadblocks I put up for myself. Also? You are so totally kicking ass right now! I’m proud of you!

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