I have an idea of who I would like to be as a person. I would like to be a compassionate, well-rounded individual who takes care of herself by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. I also know what I need to do to be this person. I should start by preparing healthy meals and going to the gym regularly, and also invest some time focusing on my mental health, for example by spending just a few minutes every day meditating.
And yet, I don’t. I struggle to go the gym regularly even though I know I should be going. I often do not find the time to prepare high quality food. And I regularly find myself starting a new meditation practice or exercises to work on my psychological well-being, but I give up after just a few days.
I find this immensely frustrating. How is it possible that I know exactly what I should be doing and yet I cannot get myself to do it? What is it that makes it so difficult to integrate healthy habits into my everyday life, even when I know that I would benefit from them?
I wonder whether anyone else has experienced similar issues, and perhaps found good ways of dealing with it? Any ideas would be much appreciated!