Dealing with the Voice in My Head

I’m constantly amused at the voice in my head that resists doing things – many of which are mundane and most of which take so little time. For example:

  • Exercising: 16 minutes
  • Meditating: 10 minutes
  • Unstacking the dishwasher: 2 minutes
  • Making my bed: 1 minute
  • Brushing and flossing: 4 minutes
  • Folding laundry: 5 minutes

Despite the fact that I can do all of these things in little to no time, that tiny voice in my head chimes in to tell me that I don’t need to do them / I’m too tired / it can wait / I’d rather…you get the idea.

After thinking about how to deal with this voice I decided that 1) it’s not rational and 2) I don’t need to justify my decisions to it. It’s kind of like dealing with a child. I don’t have to explain myself, and I certainly don’t have to listen to it. It doesn’t have my best interests in mind. so why bother?