These short events drastically change our lives in a second and leave us reeling or celebrating for days or months (sometimes years) to come.
We give these events a lot of weight because they are highly emotional.
Today, I want to sharpen your focus:
Equally relevant (although often ubiquitous) is how we live our lives each moment of the day. Try counting the times you’ve have had a negative thought; the times you have reached for a sweet “treat”; the number of nights you’ve gotten to bed way too late.
While these instances are not always highly emotional like the days that “change” your life, they are equally as pertinent, weaving the true fabric of our lives; the bulk of our existence.
If we take care to meditate each day, cook a nutritious meal each day, compliment a loved one, than we are working towards cultivating a life that is rich and full of joy and loving-kindness towards ourselves and others.
Likewise, if we eat unhealthy food in many instances, skip workouts most days, worry moment-to-moment, than our life will be made up of the ill-health that results from our habits before we know it.
This is especially pertinent to diet (not dieting) because, just as we must sleep every night, we must eat several times a day, every day (fasting and cleansing aside) for the rest of our lives.
Health is built one day at a time, over and over again with small deposits each day – a kale salad here, a roasted squash there, an awesome raw maki roll for supper. It is a lifelong recognition about the role that food plays in our lives and our relationship to it, the environment and our future. This doesn’t mean we are perfect either but that, on the whole, we work towards health, not against it.
It is all too easy to forget this in the moment and think, I’ll change this the next time, but stop yourself for a real moment and ask yourself: what are the small day to day things that you keep doing that you want to change? What are your goals; what are your actions and how can you merge the two?
Take a deeper look at the moments of your life and know that, just as a highly emotional event can throw us off-centre or send us soaring to new heights, the little day-to-day tweaks can truly change our lives.
Tell me something: what are the smaller things that you keep doing that keep you off track? What does this really represent? You can either respond below or just think about it.
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