Thursday, April 5, 2012

Little Lies I Tell Myself


I tell myself (and everyone else), I only drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day. See that poor excuse for a coffee cup on the left? That's 6 oz. That's what is considered a "cup" of coffee. I don't waste my time on that cup or the horse it rode in on. Ditto the second one on the left. By the time you get to the pink and white polka dot mug, you've gotten my attention. That is just about right for "cup" number two long about 10:00 AM. I don't get out of bed for anything less than the one on the far right.

Other little lies I tell myself include, but are not limited to:

* If I don't do it, no one will.

* Whatever it is I don't want to do is going to be painful/difficult/hard/expensive/brutal.

* Life is hard and only going to get harder.

* If I haven't done "it" by now (whatever the "it" of the day is), I'll never do it.

* There is a scarcity of time/money/attention/energy and I already don't have enough of it.

Breaking these negative thought loops is a challenge, but fully caffeinated, I know I can do it.


8 comments:

fullsoulahead.com said...

I love how you talk/write.

"I don't waste my time on that cup or the horse it rode in on."

"By the time you get to the pink and white polka dot mug, you've gotten my attention."

You are a fun person.

I too only drink 1-2 cups of coffee at a time. And I only drink it on Sundays, except for this week, when I drank it on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Very funny. Love the cups sizes. I too go for the large cup because I liimit myself to one or two cups a day. Today I'm drinking tea, thanks to stomach problems.
Loved the post and the photo!
Barb

Brenda said...

Amen, sister. I love this - the recognition of the little lies we all tell ourselves.

kario said...

I'm with you on the importance of the size of your coffee cup. That's why I bring my own reusable cup with me wherever I go - so I can make sure I get enough.

I tell myself many of the lies you tell yourself, especially the one that enables me to avoid doing things I don't want to do. The trick for me is to confront that nasty fact and examine why I don't want to do it. (Generally it involves talking on the phone and I hate that more than most things).

Me said...

"fully caffeinated"

I 'met' you when that was the name of your blog. :)

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andrea said...

Caffeine is a beautiful thing.

Amber said...

I don't have a single coffee cup that rides horses, and now I feel like a loser.

:)