How to get to Healthy Island
This has been on my mind a lot the last few weeks:
How do I ensure that I make healthy choices? Am I spending my time hobnobbing with little vices that add up and drain me, making it harder for me feel good, harder to take action toward my goals, harder to wake up rested or to concentrate?
I need all the concentration I can get. I need to be able to focus, not just for myself, but for my clients. They depend on me, trust me, (and pay me!) to be 100% present with them. I also want to be present, active, and a good role model for my niece.
When I’m in the flow, it’s easy for me to avoid eating healthy junk food (not because I SHOULD, but because I’m connected to how much better I feel when I make them.) It’s easy for me to work out. I find myself craving less distraction from Facebook and wanting to be entertained less.
I started calling this place of ease Healthy Island.
It’s where I *really* see how much my life is worth. From Healthy Island, I resist things less. I want to work out. I want do everything I can to feel good— because that time spent feeling bad is lost forever.
This week on the Guts & Glory Podcast I shared my real feelings on this subject during the Gut Rebuilding Program Q&A session.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to go from what you should do, to what you just DO, watch this video.
Yes, having downtime is a key to future productivity, and yes, sometimes we realize that we’re not eating as healthy as we want and we can’t spiral into shame about that, but we do need to realize that it’s worth it to stop for a moment and figure out what we can do better.
So what do you need to cross that bridge to Healthy Island? Is it family support? Is it getting real and vulnerable and asking your friends to cook meals together? Is it stepping up and being a leader in your household?
On the call I coached a member of the Gut Rebuilding Program on how to make better choices without beating herself up for the past.
We talked about how to feel hopeful that you’ll get to the place where things are easy.
Where you don’t spend as much time thinking about taking care of yourself.
Where you always see that taking care is the best option, so you naturally do that.
The best part? On Healthy Island, you make time to reach your big goals, like writing a book. And how to have more fun, which in my opinion makes it all worth it.
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I want to know: What inspires you to be healthy?