There is no way to go through life to never make a mistake or never do the wrong thing, its how we learn and how we grow.
Ideally learning and not repeating things that do not benefit us.
That is the crazy thing though about our species, as smart as we are, why do we continue to do things, even though we know if the long term they are no good for us.
Eating that extra piece of cake - every night, going out drinking every weekend - although you know you cant afford it, watching the 3rd hour of net flix - even though you have to get that report done before tomorrow.
Why do we do these things , even though we actually know better!
I'm not sure, I mean its insane behavior , but what we can do is re-train the brain, replace these negative behavior patterns with more positive ones. Its the same way someone steals a loaf of bread to feed their family, even though they know its wrong.
But what got them to the point they need to steal, just to eat.
Its the same way you don't really want to eat 25 chocolates in one sitting, but somewhere through your journey of life you've worked out that 5 minutes or so of pleasure, is worth the years of been over weight, each day spent been unhappy about how you look - having no energy etc
But if you go a little deeper, its the why. Why do you do things in excess, seeking that small amount of pleasure at any cost necessary. It can be a number of things -
Its more the why do we need to seek out pleasure from these things when should the gift of life be fulfilling enough on its own ?
To a point , but like I mentioned , intuition , a gut feeling , a higher power, what ever you want to call it - when you are spending each day for example going to drive trucks, when deep down you know you want to be a painter , but for what ever reason you don't pursue it. It causes an uneasy feeling , which is fine you don't always get what you want it life. But what happens when you come home, you seek out pleasure from the life you are no longer enjoying. In the form of a drink, food, TV something to take your mind off the empty feeling you have from 'settling'.
This is just one example, another scenario could be you've been in relationship a few years you know its gone south, but instead of moving on to something better or being on your own, you stay , but what do you with that feeling that is still there knowing that the relationship no longer serves you? Start drinking each night, who knows? Its just a common scenario . Like I said at the beginning , why else would we continuously do these things that we know make us feel good short term - but will have dramatic negative effects long term.
This is why again , fitness, looking after yourself is always the solution, when you have a strong body and mind. It is easy (easier) to move onto the next job, to find the ideal partner, to pursue your passion in painting. What ever it is that you know your neglecting that gets you into cycle or limbo or short term pleasures to 'escape' reality.
We all make mistakes,
but when it becomes a destructive habit, you need to look at why and what is causing it. If you would like some guidance through this, get in touch with me.