My greatest weakness

It’s hard to own up to your weaknesses but I’ll try.

Busyness: I confuse doing a lot with progress. I tend to overcommit to projects and putting things I enjoy doing on the back burner. It’s makes me high strung and impatient. I think if I learn to set more realistic goals, I will enjoy life more.

Comparing myself to others: telling myself that I’m a failure because I haven’t accomplished what someone else has. It means I don’t enjoy my own accomplishments enough and shows a lack of gratefulness. 

I’m trying to change both by starting each morning with a quiet time to meditate or pray and each night before bed reciting what I’m grateful for in my life or something positive about that day. I hope I’m getting better. 

And my last weakness…processed sugar: I know Oreos are bad for you, but they are good!! 

19 thoughts on “My greatest weakness”

    1. I think social media does make it worse. I’ve tried to cut down on time I spend on it.

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  1. Oh man, I love junk food even though I know it’s not really even “food”. I tell my kid all the time, of COURSE crap tastes good. If crap tasted like crap, we wouldn’t eat it.

    Now I want Oreos.

    Also re: meditation — I did that the other morning in an attempt to take time for me, and honestly it really helped start the day off better. Now I just need to not feel guilty when I do it. Peloton’s app has meditations and I love them.

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  2. Comparing yourself to others: I’m now thinking of Tom Lehrer saying, “It is a sobering thought, for example, that by the time Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.” Good list!

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  3. I can relate to all of this, but that second one the most. Grew up being compared constantly to my younger, thinner, more popular sister and even though I know it wasn’t intentional on my family’s part, it sticks with you.

    And yeah, junk food is a struggle.

    But! Meditation is such a wonderful tool. I hope that it and the prayer help you find your center and give you balance!

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    1. Same here. I think family relationships get sticky that way, because it’s not intended. My younger sister tended to shine more than me in popularity, but my father always too time to tell me what I did well too.

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      1. Agreed. Knowing that my mom truly only wanted the best for us made it easier to deal with, but it lingers. That’s good that your father supported you like that. 🙂 I think my mom was confused by my willingness to not go out all the time. Hahaha.

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  4. I couldn’t give up oreos. I’m with you on that. I have learned I can cut down, so I’ll go with that. Like the others, its hard not to compare yourself to others. But it can help motivate us. That can be its upside, but it does not always work that way. 😦

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  5. I’m very good at comparing myself to others too. I’m trying to get out of that habit.

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