Deuteronomy 30:15 - See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.
So here you are again. You gained weight. You’ve worked so hard on your diet so why did you gain weight? Is it because you cheated from time to time and ate that candy? Or, can it be that you’re starting to receive complements and you start down a self-destructive road because you don’t know how to handle them. You might not even be aware of how you destroy your chances of a level, healthy eating plan.
Or what about this one? You’ve have a really good exercise regime. You workout after work or you workout at home with a video exercise program. You’ve started to increase your energy level. Your muscles are tightening up. You feel good about yourself. Then, you hit a rocky patch. Your body aches from all of the exercise so you decide to take a day off. It wouldn’t hurt to take just one day, right?
But then you get busy at work and get home too late to go to the gym. You look at the exercise video on your TV, but decide you’re too tired to do it. One-by-one you see yourself skipping exercise days. Then, you stop all together. And you might not be aware of it, but you’ve wandered into another self-destructive pattern.
The article, “12 Signs of Self-Destructive People,” onlifehack.org lists some signs of self-destructive people, such as they refuse to accept health and have a self-defeating mindset.
In all that we do, we have a choice as the Bible verse says above. We can choose to destroy our lives or choose life and find ways to enjoy life and find fulfillment.
Along that line, now that you know the signs of self-destructive behaviors select the link below and learn how to stop those behaviors.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.