Will power and won’t power

It isn’t will power. It is won’t power.

Listen to these phrases: I won’t eat another piece of pie. I won’t get a second plate at the buffet. I won’t let other people control my emotions. I won’t buy that thing to make me happy. I won’t blame other people for my anger.

It seems easy to give up doing bad things if you say it like this.  But when you give up something bad, you need to fill that space with something good.  Otherwise the bad habit will come back even stronger.

Here are ways to turn it around: I won’t waste my lunchtime. I’ll go for a short walk first. I won’t watch TV all evening – I’ll write or read instead.

Your life is yours to control.  Everything you do is your choice.  How you respond or react is your choice.  And there are repercussions for every choice you make. Choose wisely.  This life is yours, but it is short.  There is no reset button.

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About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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