Why do i keep buying granola bars when i don’t even like them?



Right now I have two different kinds of granola bars in my office.  Each morning at about 11:00 when my stomach tells my brain that I’m hungry, I look at the granola bars and think, ‘why do I keep buying granola bars when I don’t even like them?’

Well, I tell myself a variety of reasons:
– other people like them
– they are kind of a yuppie (do we even use that word anymore?) thing to eat
– they are quick and easy
– they are sort-of healthy

But the truth is, no matter what the reason, I don’t really like them, so why do I keep buying them?  I began to think….how many other things do I keep ‘doing’ out of habit, or because it is socially or politically correct?

The truth is, I am reaching a time in my life where I can break free of non-life-giving actions.  It may take some energy to stop and examine my habits, but it requires far more energy to continue patterns that do not nourish my soul (and body – no more granola bars).

There’s a lot of ‘yucky’ stuff that comes as we age, but there is also a lot more freedom, if we embrace it.  Maybe this has to do with the false self/true self, but perhaps it is time to reveal the ‘real me’ to the world – AND MYSELF!


One thought on “Why do i keep buying granola bars when i don’t even like them?

  1. sonja

    This made me smile Andie, as about 2 months ago I came to the same decision… no more Atkins yogurt bars!! I was reaching for them instead of a meal, and as a frequent snack, WAY too often!! I haven’t had one since. You can do this!!🙂

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