Interestingly, “How Can I Resist?” is a question I’ve gotten stuck on or with quite a bit. Chocolate, espresso, cheese, movies, my favorite yoga pants on sale, a “free” gift… 

So, is it the fear of being left out? Fear of not having enough? Is it fear-based?

Have you ever felt like you had to do something because it seemed like everyone else was doing it? It seemed like a great offer. There might not be another chance. Well as the saying goes, when it seems too good to be just, that just might be the case.

I can’t say that’s the case all of the time. I believe in miracles and gifts and people doing good things just because it’s the right thing to do.

I also have experienced getting sucked into something that was too good to be true—a “free” lipstick I will never use, webinars, Facebook and the Internet, etc.

How can we practice discernment in getting our needs met?

  • Think before we act
  • Don’t buy, eat, speak impulsively
  • Weigh the pros and cons.
  • Ask questions like: can I afford this? Do I really need this? Will I be donating this in a month? Is this healthy for my body? Does this enhance my life or someone else’s
  • Evaluate when we make a decision so we can look back on that next time.

Discernment is a skill; a skill that the media hype tries to get us to overlook. As with any skill or routine, we have to practice it—over and over again.

I’d love to hear about the things you do to RESIST! Please post below.