[This post was originally written for puttylike.com]
Do your attempts to be kind to yourself ever backfire?
I’ve noticed lately that my moments of self-generosity are occasionally actively unhelpful to me:
“Fine, I’ll watch another episode.”
“I’ve worked hard, I don’t need to exercise today.”
“If I eat a second dessert… then I can free up the time that I would have spent eating it later! Genius.”
None of these things are bad, of course. (In fact, I am a tremendous fan of being entertained, resting and eating sweet treats – and I’m even happy to multitask all three, if necessary.)
However, there’s a common theme here: