The “I deserve” Trap

It’s Monday, I deserve ….

It was a bad day at work, I deserve …

I did great at work, I deserve ….

I’m stressed, I deserve ….

It’s my birthday, I deserve …..

It’s Friday, I deserve ….

It’s my friends birthday, I deserve ….

It’s my kids birthday, I deserve …

It’s my neighbors birthday, I deserve ..

It’s the presidents birthday, I deserve …

I ran, I deserve …

My car broke down, I deserve …

It was on sale, I deserve ….

It’s been a while, I deserve …

It’s the super bowl, I deserve …

Work is busy, I deserve …

I’m tired, I deserve …

I graduated, I deserve …

It’s Saturday, I deserve ….

We just broke up, I deserve …

I’m on vacation, I deserve …

A cake, a cookie, a cigarette, doughnuts, booze, candy …

You are always deserving. I feel this is truth but using this fact to justify unhealthy choices will only make you unhappy in the long run. There is always and occasion to justify an indulgence. And many people justify daily. It becomes mindless.

You deserve to be happy. To take a walk. To take a nap. To play a game. To buy a new pair of socks. To get a massage. To eat a healthy meal. To meditate. To laugh with friends. To love. To watch a movie. To intentionally indulge in a piece of chocolate.

You deserve.

To be healthy.

 

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