We should all be channeling Goldilocks.
We all know the story.
Goldilocks ate the porridge - too hot, too cold, juuust right;
She sat on the chairs – way too big, too big, juuuust right;
She lay in the beds – way too soft, way too hard...juuust right.
Now if we can ignore the fact that Goldilocks
did leave a tsunami of destruction in her wake
(for Mumma Bear to clean up, no doubt)...
Goldilocks made the best choices for herself.
How come, on a day to day basis, when we have the
opportunity to make decisions on what to feed ourselves, or do for ourselves,
that will be juuuust right for us, we fall into the trap of not being able to choose correctly?
2. No exercise – too busy/ couldn’t be bothered; exercising, but hating every moment; OR getting up every morning/ lunchtime/ evening to go for a walk/ run/ swim/ bike ride/ going to the gym/ taking a yoga class, feeling alive and energized afterwards....juuuuust right.
3. Not enough sleep – too busy/ too much wine/ G&T; hitting the snooze button more than once, then hauling your booty out of bed feeling lethargic all day; OR going to bed by 10.30, and going to sleep for a whole 7-8 hours....juuuuust right.
For lots of reasons, that all end up tumbling around in a vicious cycle, all feeding each other.
We gobble up something that is devoid of real nourishment, because it’s quick and ‘easy’.
We punish ourselves doing some form of exercise that doesn’t give us joy, because we HAVE to do it to pay for
yesterday’s sins – right? (Let me tell you, we can never out exercise a bad diet).
And we can’t sleep because our digestion is creating havoc from the vindaloo we quickly picked up on our way home, eating it, as we catch up on some mindless reality show, cruising our laptop at the same time.
Here’s a simple plan:
Planning to eat nutrient dense foods, foods that we love, that love us right back,
and we eat mindfully, giving us energy through the day.
Planning to move our bodies because it makes us feel so damn good.
Planning to rest well – switching off technology, eating early.
Yes all this takes time. And Attention.
Because changing habits takes time.
And requires our attention
We resist what we perceive to be hard, just like a recalcitrant teenager resists our adult wisdom.
Our default has been the ‘easy’ option.
But ‘easy’ is not always best -as our inner wisdom will tell us.
But, when we pay attention, in time, the default becomes filled with better choices, that do become easy.
And better for us.
And we do it one little step at a time.
Make great choices, for YOU, that will have you feeling juuuust right.
(And make sure you don’t leave all the cleaning up to Mumma Bear).
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