First of all…….. no.
It’s really funny when people who know I blog about wellness interact with me the first thing they do is say something about how healthy I am or somewhat of the sort. They have this notion that I have it all together, food wise, heart wise, life wise. Again, yea right, in my dreams.
That actually couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you know me in real life, you’d know I’m the first to let you know when I’m sad or frustrated or even see me eat food once in a while that has a lot of real cheese on it. I cry a lot and I’m just now learning the responsibilty I’ve played in a lot of moments that have wrecked havoc on my heart.
I don’t have it all together and I can bet all the love I have for avocados (that’s how confident I am) that no wellness enthusiast has a perfect life either. I don’t care if you’re Tony Robbins or Oprah. Life is messy for everyone.
It’s how you learn to navigate through it that’s the cheat code to our time here. That’s where I believe applying healthy food, mindsets and lessons to our every day comes in to play. There’s only a couple of factors that separate those who care about wellness and those who don’t and it has nothing to do with having your life together.
AWARENESS AND ACTION
Being aware of our lifestyle, choices, mistakes, emotions, patterns, etc. is honestly the first half of wanting to take better care of ourselves. After noticing habits that need altering, our course of action comes in to play. Either we want to make healthier choices or we don’t. This isn’t to bash those who make fun of kale salads and yoga, I’m simply stating we are all the same. It’s the desire to improve our wellness and actually taking action to do it that makes the difference. Why wouldn’t one want to better themselves in every aspect?
MAKING CONSCIOUS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE YOUR DIET, BODY AND MIND KEEP US FROM TOXIC CYCLES
This is a proven fact. There is tons of research now more than ever that encourages us to want to live, eat, feel and overall be better. We have this one life right? Why waste it in miserable, toxic, unhealthy cycles? It’s because of the mistakes I’ve made and mindset I was in that have made me have a passion for wellness. And as life continues, I’m going to get things wrong but breaking the cycle is key. I’ve come a long way from not caring about my health to caring way too much (that it became unhealthy). I am in a constant progression that helps me ween out what’s not good for me. In no way does it make me perfect. I wouldn’t want to be, where is the fun in that? 😉
IMPROVING YOUR DIET, BODY AND MIND IS ABOUT TRIAL & ERROR
Not only is wellness trial and error, this whole life is. No one gets it right on the first try. We are constantly evolving in our behavior and health. What works today may not work tomorrow. What’s good for you now may not be best in a couple of years. And all of that is OK. The thing is to keep learning, to keep trying and to keep growing. As long as we’re making progress and identifying the areas that need love, healing and growth we are doing ourselves a service.
No one has it all together. It’s knowing that we don’t that leads us to better choices and changes.
What’s the biggest misconception you’ve had about wellness?