How denial is impacting you now.
Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Have you ever felt really tired and decided to push through your fatigue, only to wind up laid out in bed over the next two days because you denied your body rest?
Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like your life is falling apart and you just figured you would go to the mall or on a road trip instead of addressing what was happening?
Have you ever not addressed an important health issue? Have you ever allowed other people to treat you poorly thinking that someday they will change?
These are just some of the ways that denial shows up in our lives. Life is messy and it can feel overwhelming at times. We sometimes need to put our head in the sand for a bit to regroup and come up with a solution to address what's happening in our lives, but when we're there for too long it winds up doing more damage than if we had addressed the problem in the first place.
Perhaps you're aware of what's happening in your life that is affecting you negatively, but you rationalize it away, or minimize its impact on you.
If you're drinking too much you may say to yourself “It's only for tonight”, but tonight happens over and over again, putting a strain on your body. The next morning you feel like crap, yet the pattern keeps repeating because you are in denial as to its impact on you.
Are you denying your own needs?
As mothers and fathers we can put our children first and never pay attention to our needs, wants, and desires, and we forget that we are important too.
Take a look at your life and assess where you can acknowledge something that needs change, a new direction, or a new approach.
Have an amazing day!