Ever told yourself I’ll get myself nice clothes when I lose weight? Have more time? Have more money?
That is delaying and excusing and putting off happiness. I know because I have used all of them. There was a store in downtown Seattle called Thomas Teifer. I walked past it for 20+ years always telling myself I would buy an outfit there as a reward when I reached my ideal weight. Well guess what? My weight hasn’t changed in 20 years and now the store is closed. What kind of message was I giving myself? That I’m not worthy until I’m thin? That I can’t be happy till I’m thin. Where did that come from?
Those messages are given to us subliminally and overtly every day. They come from within and without and it is important they don’t get stuck in our head. Because life is too short to tell ourselves that we can’t be happy till we reach our end goal. The journey is the game. Be happy now and don’t wear boring clothes (unless you really want to).
What have you delayed knowingly or unknowingly in your life until it was too late? Enjoy the journey. We’re all going to the same place in the end may as well have some fun on the way.
Here are two places to get ideas to avoid the boring clothes conundrum.