Meals, mindset, movement: three pillars for creating a healthier life!
In the post, ‘Plain Speaking about Nutrition,’ I covered information about food and diets.
Let’s dive into meals, mindset, and movement.
There is so much ‘advice’ about meals online. Some say three meals a day are the way to go. Others say you should graze all day. Still others advocate intermittent fasting. These things all affect your meals or lack of them. Remember, there is no one size fits all where advice about meals are concerned.
We all have a window of time when we are not asleep where we consume our food. Look to your nutrition and what you are consuming and then assess if you can do a light breakfast and make lunch your main meal. A handful of nuts or a hard boiled egg, or something light at dinner is ideal. Nothing but water after 6pm. If this works for you, that’s great! If it doesn’t, make some time to get really practical about what does work for you.
Mindset is involved in every facet of your life. If you follow a diet or change your nutrition to support your life, you will need to shift your mindset to make it long-term and sustainable. Mindset is about your thoughts, your feelings, and your alignment with your inner self or higher purpose.
If your big picture is a healthier, more energetic, and a well-balanced physical body, adjusting your mindset will be key to achieving that big picture.
Speak with someone who can help you – like a coach who shares similar values and beliefs with you. If you feel stuck, consider speaking with an NLP coach or even a hypnotherapist. If your energy feels a little chaotic, there are alternative practitioners who may be able to help – EFT practitioners, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, reiki masters, and those who work with sound, color, and light therapies.
Do some introspection and determine your beliefs, values, and capabilities. This will help when you begin the search for a coach or practitioner because you will look for someone who will ‘speak’ your language and who ‘feels’ in alignment with you.
Movement is an imperative. ‘Move or turn to stone,’ says Gupta Deva. It doesn’t really matter if you walk, run, swim, cycle, go to the gym, dance, do yoga or Pilates, or do chair exercises. What matters is that you move. Make it fun. Make it interesting. Compete with yourself. Set challenges that you can achieve and then stretch them a bit. Keep going. Keep moving.
If you want a healthier life, it is up to you. You can change your life by changing your habits. Be willing. Be consistent. Be determined. One day at a time. It will take some time to see and feel the results. It will be worth it!
Leave a comment and let me know if this has helped you to shift you into examining your meals, mindset, and movement.