This isn't a call to...follow this particular weight loss technique, and you, too, could look like me! If you looked like me, there would be two of us, and you would have to be the evil twin.
Find what is right for YOU!
How? Start by sitting down, taking a deep breath, and shutting up! That includes your thoughts, don't let them shout at you that you should be vacuuming, or fixing dinner, or writing that blogpost, or finding out what your silent toddler is up to...well, that one you better listen to. Go ahead, I'll wait.
When you sit and listen, you just might see where you need to put the most energy to make yourself a better version of yourself.
- Is it what you eat?
- Is it how fast you eat?
- Is it how often you eat?
- Is it your activity level? (or lack thereof)
- Is it your activity frequency? (or lack thereof)
- Is it your triggers to eat, like stress, boredom, TV watching, picking off the kids' plates, tasting while cooking?
- Is it your late night snacking?
- Is it that you DON'T eating breakfast?
I guarantee that if you sit quietly for a few minutes a day, and focus on just one change you want to make in your life, you will start acting toward that change. It takes 21 days of daily focus to change a habit. We have passed that date in the New Year, and will pass it again next month, and next year.
You might as well focus now for long term change, because no "diet" will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle once you lose weight. Only your daily focus will do that.
If, after listening quietly, you find that you are just fine the way you are, then Fantastic! I bet you have more to learn in life, because you are human, by the way, and that means decidedly not perfect. There must be something you need to do to improve upon that amazing package? Internal and external change have their roots in your mind and attitude every time.
So sit and listen at least once a day. Call it whatever you want...taking a breath...me time...meditation...finding your smile...calming down so you don't spew at someone...whatever! We all need a moment, and if that moment moves us forward toward our goals,
THAT'S THE POINT!
Mary Kathryn Johnson
Author ~ Entrepreneur ~ Mom
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