Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The resolution I'll end up breaking

Inspired by C's post on getting real, I'm sharing the resolution that I know I'll end up breaking.

I wrote about judgment back in March 2013. I'm really trying not to judge, especially on social media. The two topics that I'm most judgmental on are spending habits and lemmings.  If someone wants to spend their money on numerous "Fill in the blank" brand, so be it. Someone else's debt isn't my debt. Truthfully, I'm probably jealous! If someone wants to kiss a big blogger's rear end, so be it! If they want to wear army pants and flip flops like Cady Heron, it doesn't hurt anyone.

But if I am honest with myself, I know I'll still do it. And hate myself right afterwards.


  1. I love this Get Real Moment. I think it’s something we can all relate to – even if we hate to admit it. It’s something I struggle with more than I care to admit. I have found, though, that as I remove the “mean girl” types from my life / social media timelines, my go-to reaction has gotten away from judgmentalville. I’m trying to surround myself with positive people who are life-giving and inspiring, both in real life and on social media, and I can tell a huge difference in my attitude just in the past 3 or so months. There are still topics I struggle with daily – mostly spending habits and lemmings – as you mentioned. But when I find myself slipping back into constant negativity, I force myself to step back, step away from social media, and try to remember that their decisions are not my decisions. And their decisions do not affect my life. At all. Ever. And then I log back on, see someone post about the latest $500 purchase or how they just LOOOOOOOOVE something so much when two days ago they were gushing over the competitor’s version, etc. and the judgment all comes rushing back in. And I hate myself afterwards. It’s such a vicious cycle, but I’m continuing to try to remove those from my life who elicit those reactions. The unnecessary time spent in judgment is cutting into my cheese time and ain’t nobody got time for that ;).