Do you often feel the need to explain yourself? Do you ever find yourself telling others why you do things, justifying your thoughts, feelings and behaviour? This might not be a good habit. If you’re comfortable with whatever you’re doing, how you feel or how you express yourself, you shouldn’t need to explain or justify these things to anyone. The need to explain is often a mechanism for excusing ourselves or for seeking approval from others. The important part is to understand yourself. Then you’re less likely to get lost in the stories we weave to justify our actions. If you’re not comfortable with your behaviour, change it. If you’re not producing the results you want, repeating the same thoughts, feelings or actions will only continue to produce the same outcomes. Explaining yourself to others rarely produces anything worthwhile. Changing how we think, feel and behave is the gift we possess to alter the outcomes of our life.