Taking Good Advice (From Yourself): A Life Lesson

“Do as I say, not as I do”, is a saying everybody has heard throughout their life. Following your own good advice can be a really hard thing to do. It is easy to give advice to other people, but when it comes to helping yourself it is a lot harder to actually do something about it.

Recently on Catholic Mom, Theresa Ceniccola blogged about How to Follow your Own Advice. Theresa gave some pretty insightful tips on how to accomplish this difficult task. Theresa suggests creating a catchy mantra that you can repeat to yourself and make a part of your every day life. If your advice is working for other people there is no reason it won’t work for you if you just give it a chance. Another tip that I personally liked was writing down what you need to accomplish. If you write down the advice you should be taking it might help you if you are a visual person like I am. Finding a friend or family member to hold you accountable if you are not taking your own advice is also a smart way to enforce behavior.

Taking your own advice might not come naturally to you if you have been avoiding doing it for your entire life. However, if you know that you’re giving people good advice then you need to start taking it yourself.