Are we actually living to our purpose if we live like this? Are we in tune with our bodies? And are we getting the most out of the foods we eat?
We were designed to do amazing things, to live with purpose, and to do what is right by our bodies. For a start, that means putting the right foods into our bodies. Not food that has been highly processed, made with additives or other ingredients to make it last longer on the shelf, or is filled with just ‘stuff’ that is low cost to make.
Once we start putting the right kind of foods into our bodies. That is, real foods that are high in nutrients, full of flavour, and taste amazing. We have clearer thinking. Our bodies (and mind) become balanced and we start to operate how we should. Putting the right foods into our bodies isn’t just about weight loss. It’s about actually becoming in tune with our bodies.
Much of society today doesn’t take time to actually sit down and enjoy each and every mouthful. We seem to be on a schedule to just fit our meal in. Whether it’s a quick fix with a protein shake, or eating lunch on the run. We seem to be doing it faster and finding ways to make it more convenient to do it this way.
Eating healthy isn’t just about trying to fit into that dress that you wore last year, it’s about being in complete balance. A lot of this has to do with brain health, our happiness, and how we think. Although, we may be putting the right foods into our body, there can still be an imbalance. This is due to how stress affects our bodies. Stress causes cortisol production, which in turn does crazy things to our bodies. We don’t get all the nutrients from our body, and we can be malnourished.
Do you take time out of your day for you?
This is the big question. Many of us don’t focus on the present, we tend to just focus on the end result and forget about enjoying the actual doing part. The part where you are grateful for every little aspect of what you are doing. Life is a journey, and we should enjoy every aspect of it.
Make time for you, stop at your local park on the way to work, make sure you take that lunch break, or take that morning or afternoon walk. There are so many options for taking time out for yourself. The challenge is actually forming new healthy habits that make the journey of life better. The other thing to keep in mind that if you are thinking clearer, have less stressed, and are able to stay focused you will actually perform better at work.
Take the challenge, make time for yourself in some way. You may need to start small but keep at it and you will reap some amazing rewards.