We’re all guilty of it. Looking for ways to dodge stuff we don’t wanna do…like housework, going to an event we previously committed to, putting off a dental appointment…whatever. Why do we do it? I can only speak for myself when I say that most times I have good intentions. I had planned to do a thing, but woke up lazy that day and just needed a little mental health breather. So I stayed in my jammies and watched Lifetime. Otherwise, I just power through the things that I really don’t wanna do…like laundry. God, I hate doing laundry. It’s not the laundry as much as it is the folding and hanging and putting stuff away. Yeah…what a drag. ANYWAY, back to our 2190 excuses a year. Yep…somebody did the math. We make over 2K excuses in a year! It’s science now.
The top excuses we use are:
Can’t afford it
Too much of a hassle
I plumb forgot. (this one is my go-to)
What situations are we most likely to bail on? Errands, exercise, eating healthy, and social events.
If you know someone who has never made an excuse for getting out of something, please introduce me. I’ve always wanted to see a unicorn! 😂 – KW
The average American will make 2,190 excuses to validate their decisions per year, according to new research. A poll of 2,000 Americans found that the average American makes six excuses daily, and among those excuses are reasons people are not practicing self-care, from exercise and healthy eating to skincare and sun protection.