I Must Confess…I’m a bit of a hypocrite

I must confess, sometimes I can be such a hypocrite.

I’m so good at telling others what to do (particularly my kids!) but not always as good at following through with my own advice. Fancy that?

Sometimes I can be a hypocrite

Take the following for example:

  • I’ll tell the kids to get a piece of fruit for a snack but after they head off I’ll ignore the fruit bowl and instead rifle through the pantry for something a little sweeter and much less healthy.
  • I’ll encourage people to “let it go” (Frozen style, complete with singing and big arm action!) when they are consumed by a trivial issue yet I’ll stew over my own miniscule problems for far too long.
  • I talk about being completely honest here but I do hold things back – I don’t reveal ALL my home truths on this page.
  • I advocate exercise and looking after your mental and physical health but most days I don’t follow through on this for myself.
  • I send the kids outside to have some screen free time then use the peace and quiet that follows to check out what’s going on in social media. On a screen. Inside.
  • I vow each night I will not have dessert but, every night, I cave and have dessert anyway.
  • I preach patience and kindness to others but I’m an impatient and rude driver when on the road.
  • I advise others not to worry about the numbers on their blog pages or stress about losing page likes but I still check my stats every day. Which indicates that I do worry about it.
  • Sometimes I want to have my say and speak my mind but I stay silent even on some issues where I should take the lead and express an informed opinion. Then I complain away from the conversation…
  • I worry about the state of our country and of the world yet I am not doing anything practical to change things.

Do you practice what you preach? Or are you a bit of a hypocrite at times, like me?

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25 Responses

  1. I being a bit of a hypocrite this week. After years of raising my eyebrow and voicing my disbelief at Christmas decorations in stores in September/October I’m blogging about it in a positive light today, all because I attended a launch at MYER on Friday. I think I’ve been in hibernation mode too long and saying NO to everything, so the invitations aren’t coming in as thick and fast as they use to. So when this one arrived I couldn’t say NO and I must say I had a great time.

    I may do Christmas in November and skip Christmas in December. Stranger things have happened.
    Raych aka Mystery Case recently posted..GIVEAWAY | Unlock Your Style with Nikki Parkinson

    • Kirsty says:

      I’ll be joining you as a christmas hypocrite later in the week Raych as I attended the Sydney launch on Friday. I was also secretly going “is it xmas season ALREADY?” but it seems to get earlier every year so I think I’ll just go with it this year, instead of fighting it 🙂

  2. Everyone does that second one! Every one is a bit of hypocrite – it’s the ability to recognise it that’s important…that’s what I say anyway…
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..Celebrate the good

  3. Zita says:

    Yep, a total hypocrite over here!!! and there are so many things on your list that I can relate to…
    Must do something to change that!
    Zita recently posted..to confess, I’m a hypocrite

  4. SNAP – I do most of the above, although I have got better at not giving a shit myself, I just have to or else I’d be locked up by now! Love your honesty – and YOU! Happy Monday lovely x
    Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me recently posted..Here’s 5 ways I annoy people! – Laugh Link

  5. I LOL-ed about you sending the kids outside for some screen free time – so you could indulge in some social media!!!! I’d probably be guilty of that too if my kids were young enough!!! Oh, and I actually stayed on topic this week – whaddaya know!!!
    Janet @ Middle Aged Mama recently posted..Practising what I Preach

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m not so bad at this now that I’m at home in the day and able to get a lot of my writing done then but I have been guilty of that one in the past. Really, how else was I going to ever get commenting or blogging done??? 😉

  6. Ness says:

    GUILTY! SO guilty of all of the above, particularly trying to get my boys to eat healthy food and get outside. I’d much rather be sitting in front of computer inhaling cake myself! But you already knew that lol
    Ness recently posted..A Continuing Theme

  7. Paula J says:

    Well it looks like everyone so far is a hypocrite including myself lol!
    Thanks for hosting..have a great week.
    (ps: I accidentally linked up twice if you want to remove one 🙂
    Paula J recently posted..NO RULES Weekend Blog Party #107!

    • Kirsty says:

      I suspected I wouldn’t be alone on this one! I’m not sure I can delete your second link but I will have a rummage around inlinkz and see what I can do!

  8. Lol I am guilty of all of these – especially roaring at the boys to have some screen free time and then immediately taking over the computer to check Facebook.
    Rachel_OurTownBNE recently posted..Three Brisbane food blogs you NEED to follow

    • Kirsty says:

      I have a feeling a number of us bloggers are guilty of that one. It doesn’t make it right but at least I’m not the only one!!!!

  9. I can relate to so many of these points! For some reason I had no idea what the prompt was for this week so went out on a limb. Not sure if I’m looking forward to taking a photo of my fridge! It only ever looks good the day we go food shopping.
    Toni @ Finding Myself Young recently posted..Its getting hot in here

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m a bit scared to show mine as well but I think it will be good motivation for me. Seeing how bad it really is should improve what food I put in there in future. That’s the plan, anyway!!!

  10. Tegan says:

    I’m a hypocrite too…or at least better at giving than receiving advice. I don’t reveal everything on my blog either. However I think that it’s important to keep some things close to our heart. I also don’t share a whole lot from my childhood because they aren’t just my stories to tell..and well my mother and I have very different views of my teen years.
    Tegan recently posted..Resilience: Does it have a place?

  11. Tash says:

    Full points for honesty Kirsty – this is fantastic. I’m totally with you on point 5 and as for point 6, you can just replace the word “dessert” with “wine”.
    Tash recently posted..A doll that poops charms – what were they thinking?

    • Kirsty says:

      Yes, I used to have wine every night too. Until I got completely plastered a few weeks back which has cured me (for the moment at least) of imbibing as much 😉

  12. LOL Oh my Im a total Hypocrite to somedays 🙂
    Bec – Pinch Me Beautiful recently posted..Around Here….

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m actually secretly pleased that I’m not the only one – I knew I wasn’t but it’s a relief to have others own up to it as well!

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