….not as I do.
Let’s see, someone asked me today ….’what’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?’ (Someone being a prompt in my email from Daily Prompt people. So technically the above statement is true.)
In honesty and fairness to myself I have weaved in and out of listening to myself. Sometimes I’ve followed my own advice but sometimes I don’t. So since I don’t always take my own advice I can’t say I always take my own advice. So technically I fail to take my own advice.
It’s kind of like my belief in “integrity”. You can’t have integrity “sometimes”. You either do or you don’t. Yes, that is truly similar to what I’m saying here. Even if it doesn’t make sense to you.
Some things I say or said, but at some time have failed to follow.
*Don’t drink your calories. (Iced capps are just too good. But for the most part I have given up milkshakes.)
*Don’t get married at 18. (Okay, I didn’t say that until long after I married at 18. And just because I said it doesn’t mean I really believe it anyway because I’ve seen it work beautifully. So it’s probably a good thing everyone doesn’t listen to me. Or even know me to hear me say things.)
*Don’t eat so many carbs. (Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….)
*Mix up your workouts. (Biking every day and reading something different IS mixing it up.)
*Listen more. Talk less. (I really want to follow this one. Wait, maybe I haven’t really said it yet.)
*Don’t cuss. (Don’t judge me.)
*Don’t say you don’t like it if you haven’t tried it. (What I told my kids does count. And I do wrinkle my nose and say “GAH! NO WAY!” when it comes to fried bugs. And liver.)
*Protein people! Eat protein!!! (I’ve said this to myself, in my head. Does that count?)
*Save money. (It’s soooooo hard to say no to everyone!)
Oh wait….the best piece of advice ….
Please disregard this post. I don’t have a “best” piece of advice. Just a bunch of stuff I have said over the years.
Sorry ’bout that.