More often than not, changing a habit or creating a lifestyle change doesn’t start with a list, a day at the gym or bowl of healthy veggies. The real beginning to the change starts inside your head.
I’ll admit back to school can be a stressful time- getting back a on a schedule, packing lunches, baths, bedtimes, etc. (contemplating another school year down and the new one in front of us, family craziness, trying to find time to exercise, etc) but I get a little blue.
I get that ever so self indulgent “what’s it all about” attitude, and have just enough time to really bathe in all of my questions.
Why am I not automatically grateful? How come things become a burden vs. an opportunity? I know it’s cliche, but it’s for a reason. Because it’s true. When out of whack or under stress, I see more of an opening to not take a perspective that is the high road or positive. Listen, even down to: “I have to make dinner tonight.”
So, this is where I’m going to slip in the exercise and eat healthy bit. I see that when I’m exercising regularly and eating well, it is easier for me to maintain my good perspective. That having a healthy body, that gets a chance to release endorphins, and not go up and down with sugar or caffeine highs and lows does help my mind function better. My emotions come from my brain, and my mind is a part of my body.
Same goes for working out. Are you fortunate enough to have an able body to move? Well, then let’s not complain about how boring it is, or that there is no time; let’s get fired up that we can. Food? How wonderful that we have so many choices.
Why not make some good choices that will serve us, our lives, and our bodies? No victims please. So, today there is no list. I want you to see if for one week you can see the upside in everything, and does this not help you with all things in your life?
By Gabby Reece