Are You a Hypocrite?According to Wikipedia.org
" Hypocrisy (or the state of being a hypocrite) is the act of preaching a certain belief, religion or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself."
I've been giving this quite a bit of thought lately and sometimes feel that I have joined the club. For instance, I spend a lot of time promoting healthy lifestyles. I have several blogs and social networks that I belong to and try to spend time every day with both reading and posting tips for staying healthy.
With that said, sometimes I find myself slipping and doing the occasional healthy "no-no". For instance I might indulge in some chocolate or eat an additional serving of food even though my hunger has ended. I often wonder why I do such things and since I do, perhaps I am indeed a hypocrite. I guess in a way I am, however that does not mean one should not continue to strive to improve oneself. Some of the common areas that I personally struggle are:
- Boredom - I sometimes find myself snacking when not keeping my mind busy.
- Stress - This is a big one, when I get pressured and stress increases, I find myself straying from my good habits.
- Depression - When experiencing bad thoughts, "comfort food" is sometimes used in attempt recover.
There are techniques that I use to deal with each of these situations that have helped me to some extent. Ive found that these techniques have proven the most useful.
- Boredom - If bored, I find that it is time to do some reading or even blogging to get my mind more active. I also drink healthy mineralized water to drive off hunger. I find the Xooma's X20 product is quite effective here.
- Stress - One of the best activities for me here is a nice brisk walk or bike ride. There are also supplements on the market that help with this. My personal favorite is AgelessXtra.
- Depression - My favorite for this is listing to a good motivational program. My personal favorite is "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. I provides inspiring tips and helps focus your brain on positive thoughts and activities. AgelessXtra also provides me with help here.
Where am I going with this? Well I think perhaps most of us are really Hypocrites in some sense. It is not a matter of black and white but more of shades of gray. My ongoing goals and objective is to continue to drive my shade to become less of a hippocrite. I strive, hope and pray that every day is just that much better than the previous day. If someone calls me a hippocrite, I will try not to take offense realizing that we all are imperfect and hopefully it will push me to accellerate my quest.
If you also strive to improve your health, whether a hippocrate or not. I invite you to join my quest on our new social network HealthEWorld. I recently created this network for like minded people that have a similar quest to improve their health and lifesytle.HealthEWorld may be interpreted as:
- Heal The World
- HealthE (as in Healthy) World
- Health Eworld (as in everyting online these days)
I hope you find this article useful and invite your feedback. It is my sincere desire that we all help each other, as imperfect as we all are to achieve maximum spiritual, mental and physical health.
Steve Caldwell is a student of health and an advocate of people interested in improving a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. To become a part of this healthy movement, feel free to join our social community, HealthEWorld.