It's pretty clear that I live a full on healthy lifestyle. But the truth is that no matter what dietary theory I follow, I haven't corrected the imbalances that I am seeking to 'fix.' Perhaps that's not the broken part. I have done enough spiritual readings, meditations, and seminars to understand the underlying cause. I have meditated my way into a coma. I have hung out with the gurus, the practitioners, and the experts on the subject matter of getting healthy. And yet, I haven't had my a-ha moment. The groups, the teams, the functions…..they are all very supportive. But as individuals, they come from one perspective….and that is their own. I too have my thoughts and ideals on health and wellness and am particularly drawn to a specific way of eating, for myself. But really feel that ultimately, depending on the person's condition, lifestyle, goals, and personal energy, that those thoughts and ideals need to be tweaked in order to not only be effective externally, but to make changes within the individual so deeply that they truly crave health. That it would be something they would be excited about. And that ultimately, it would feed into other areas of their lives.
Health is not only about our physical bodies. In fact, our physical bodies are merely a reflection of what's unfolding for us in our life as a whole. So for myself, and my request of you, is to look at what, outside of your physical body is creating your physical body. Where are you unhealthy in other areas of your life that have you gawking at the refrigerator or splurging on sugary and fatty foods on the weekends after a week of compliance. What makes you go weak. If your goals and your 'why' are not powerful enough to drive you to the finish line, then it can be hard to even get the shove off at the starting line.
I’m starting this Monday Mornings Series because I feel that there is a Monday in every day. In every moment. In every spoken sentence where we can start over. I admit that I have my days where I lay around and watch videos on YouTube. I watch movies. I do little putzy things to fill in my time. This isn't a healthy strategy for starting over. It's procrastination and at best, a set back. It shows a mindset that is derailed and frazzled and perhaps even a little scared to move on from that starting point.
The truth is that I have goals. Maybe at this point they are dreams. But there are so many things in my life that I really want to do. When you feel stagnant due to life circumstances, you simply cannot flow into the next moment without grabbing on to something to anchor you into your current situation/crisis. So what to do?
- Clean up your mess. I always felt that by having a clean bedroom that you find what you've misplaced. And that is what happens in life in general. Catch up on your bills. Even if you can't pay them all off, make a dent. And make a dent consistently. Financial problems create emotional problems which create social problems. Money is an extremely powerful source of energy. If you don't have money or your money is not being cared for properly, it will show up for you in other areas of your life. So figure out what is where, pay your bills, and stop spending what you don't have.
- Get your butt up and move your body. Each and every time you find yourself being in a lazy or procrastination state, get up and do something. Of course you can watch a movie here and there and have a lazy day. But if you have Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, or whatever other online program you have and you're watching videos and movies ongoing, that's a sign of being disconnected in YOUR LIFE. Delete those apps….Social media as well. And get up and move your body.
- Read and write more. Figure out what your goals are and make that your full time job. Of course, if you have a full time job, work on that. But you also have a life outside of your job which is…..well, your LIFE is your full time job. So read books on emotional intelligence. Empower your mind so that your body follows suit. I have never met anyone who was so straight in the mind that they couldn't overpower their physical cravings for food. Your mind will dictate where your body goes….it is law.
What are your health goals? Write those down and like the Bible---pray and meditate on those and never give up on yourself. Otherwise, you will be back at last week's Monday Morning.
- Get serious about your diet. Whether you do Keto, Paleo, Low Fat, High Carb, Intermittent Fasting, or all you eat are twigs and berries---- commit to the cause. The cause being your WHY!!! Why are you doing this? If your why is powerful enough, then that's what you diet for. But your why needs to be sustainable.
When you're serious enough about your why….there is literally no room for derailment. Think of your body as your child's body. If your child were unhealthy, you simply would tell them that this was the only option. If you're unhealthy, you are OUT OF OPTIONS!! So stop the nonsense already and get serious.
- And finally----look at who you are spending your time with and what you are spending your time doing? Who are your friends? Are they supportive and encouraging or do they criticize you. Behind every criticism is a need on their part to keep you where you are. I've had many of those in my life…..it's hurtful, painful, and destructive. Where are you working? What are you spending your free time doing? With whom are you spending that time with? Seriously check yourself when it comes to yourself. Law of Attraction says that we attract that which we are. Who are you and who are you attracting in to your space.
For me, well, I haven't always made the best choices regarding my routine in life. Focusing too much on my physical body functions and how I looked and performed was always my priority vs what ACTUALLY created that from the starting point….my mind set. So getting back to my primal way of living is where it's at for me….
- Reading and Writing every single morning
- Daily Exercise…whether that be at the gym or going for a 60 minute walk
- Sticking with my anti-inflammatory wholefoods diet (never really been an issue for me but I think about it too much. There's a huge difference between thinking and doing
- Looking out for my future instead of patching up my past. This is the biggest thing for me. No more blaming and cursing my past failures and episodes in life. No more blaming others for how my life turned out. And no more feeling badly about what I have not only no control over, but no power to change.
For me it's my digestive, adrenal, and thyroid health in regards to my body. So I'm taking a completely different approach regarding my health. But I have many areas that are out of sync right now that could be the reason that these conditions show up for me. What's yours?