Your Lying Mind

Why do you think that it’s so hard to stick to the changes that we want to make in our lives? In my last post I said that it takes an average of 66 days for a change in lifestyle to become ingrained in our daily lives. I tell my patients it’s because your mind will lie to you.

When you begin a lifestyle change whether it be quitting smoking, eating healthy, or starting an exercise program, you have to change the lifestyle routines that are comfortable to your mind. You want to give up cigarettes, snacks, or fast food meals but your mind rebels against these changes. Your mind whispers to you, “Just buy another pack of cigarettes today and quit tomorrow,” or, “Just super size the meal today and start eating healthy tomorrow.” Sound familiar? It happens to all of us.

These are the blocks you must overcome to change your life. As long as you allow your lying mind a voice, you will not make the needed changes in your life. Change comes with recognition of what is going on and taking control. Every day that you have control the closer you get to your goal. Some people are strong enough to take control on their on, others need help from a support group, or medical intervention. But whether you go it alone, or with the help of others, you must overcome — your lying mind.

This blog is intended for information purposes only and should not be considered Medical Advice. Discuss with your doctor any personal medical conditions, dietary changes or exercise programs before making any lifestyle changes.

©2014 – Guy A. Crawford – All Rights Reserved

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About Crawford, PA, Retired

I am a retired Physician Assistant. I graduated with the second PA class of Emory University in 1974. My first job out of school was with the ER at the Medical Center in Columbus. After 1 year I moved to Roanoke, AL to work in a rural family practice with Dr. John E. Campbell, the author of the book "Basic Trauma Life Support", a textbook used in many EMT classes. Following that I worked for 3 years with the Federal Prison System, providing healthcare to imates. In 1987 I accepted a position with the University of Florida Transplant Program as a donor coordinator. The last 18 years of my career were spent in family practice and urgent care. I am now retired from clinical medicine but hope to continue to help people through this blog, articles, and booklets about healthy lifestyles.

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