The other day, I was thinking about how we’re always looking for the easiest, most convenient, fastest way of doing things. Doesn’t it seem like somewhat of an oxymoron that the “easier” our lives get, with all the advanced technology and stuff, the more complex our lives become?
The same is true with our health.
Most of us have access to so many things to make living a healthier lifestyle “easy”, like fancy appliances that’ll blend/whip/dice/chop in an instant, grocery delivery service, meal delivery service, subscription meal plans with done-for-you shopping lists, etc…etc…etc.
Is having access to all of these things making YOUR life any easier? Have you been able to achieve your goals (and maintain them) without a hitch? Probably not.
That’s because all of it can feel so overwhelming and complex at times. You may think “What do I choose?” “Which meal plan will work best for me and my family?” “Can I afford a delivery service right now?” “Do I really need another kitchen gadget/appliance right now?” “What’s really the quickest way to get healthy meals on the table during the super-busy work week?”.
Here’s the truth:
It’s time to stop thinking about the EASIEST way to go about your #1 asset: your health. It’s not going to be easy, especially in the beginning, BUT it can be very simple. Here’s what I mean.
Creating new habits after years of doing something one way isn’t going to be EASY. But when you break things down into small, doable tasks, it’s much more SIMPLE to implement consistently.
• Losing weight isn’t easy, but when you break things down into doable daily steps, it becomes a lot more simple to stay the course
• Exercising 3-5 days a week isn’t easy to commit to regularly, but when you find something that you absolutely love doing, it becomes less of a chore and a fun, simple activity to complete daily
• Meal prep and planning isn’t always easy, but the amount of time it frees up in your weekly schedule allows for more freedom and flexibility for you to do other things, bringing back the simple things in life
Your life is going to be forever evolving.
How you eat and live your life right now won’t be the same in 5, 10 or even 15 years from now. Just like your diet and nutritional needs have changed since you were in your teens and early 20’s, it will most certainly change as you continue through your lifecycle.
So what’s a girl to do? How can you go about things with a little more simplicity and still achieve amazing results for your health?
1. Go with the flow. So that’s not to say that you should be flying by the seat of your pants. But what you should do is to let go of the need for restrictive diets and listen to the needs of your body. Most of us DON’T know what we really need because we haven’t been adequately tested for nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities. That’s MY jam, so if you’re ready to talk about how I can help you bring more balance into your body and your life, let’s get acquainted!
2. Slow it down. There’s a good chance you’re doing too much and packing more into your days during the week than you really need to. There’s a BIG difference between things you need to do and things you think you should be doing. Make a list and of the needs and “shoulds”. It’s time to eliminate as many of the “shoulds” as possible.
3. Toss it out. I’m a huge fan of decluttering and when I’m feeling overwhelmed with things, it’s usually a good time to get rid of some things to free up energy and space. An example could be cleaning out the fridge to make space for healthier foods. Or even cleaning the closet and getting rid of old clothes that don’t fit. The point is that clutter = confusion & overwhelm, and a confused/overwhelmed mind tends to stay stuck in the muck.
So there you have it. Life isn’t always easy. Maintaining your #1 asset, your health, won’t always be easy either. But there are things you can do to make it less hard and much more simple.
Sometimes, it’s just how you think about things. So think about it…
What’s the ONE simple thing you can do this week to lessen your load to bring more simplicity into your life?
What can you toss out? How can you slow it down? In what way can you start to go with the flow?
Tell me in the comments below!