Imagine a perfectly balanced bicycle wheel. If you feel like your life is out of balance, let’s chat about it.
First of all, a few years ago, I realized that living a balanced life is unrealistic. I believe in living a harmonious life. Why is that?
The word balance makes me think of equal ratios and proportions. Each one of us has to identify what makes us feel in harmony, congruent, and happy.
Surely, making time to x, w, and z is kind of a must and these priorities only you can set. Otherwise, someone else will set them for you and you might not like them.
Here is the kicker, whatever these activities are, BEING AND FEELING HEALTHY IS INDISPENSABLE to getting to your destination with joy.
There is no wealth, financial, social, mental, physical, spiritual wealth without health. Health and energy are the same to me. Yes, it’s about cellular energy.
The first step that the young man set for himself was not one that was going to bring him success. I believe that deep inside he knew that since this is goal is more like a broken record. He needed to get down to details and get establish smaller steps.
I see this all the time. And that was the case with everyone in that group too. Their first step was ahead of what needed to be.
So, it is possible for this young man to accomplish his goal?
ABOSLUTELY!!! And based on his lifestyle and priorities, we discussed ways he can.
As a coach, one of my jobs is to help clients move from the ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’. It starts with their mindset.
Hear me out on this, I can TELL him or you 5-10 simple action steps, day after day, and unless one is EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN THE CAUSE, long-term change is not going to happen.
Like my friend Todd says, “This is a fact jack!”
If his story resonates with you, allow me to share a few practical tips:
- Pick one night a week, preferable weekend, to cook and/or prep in bulk.
- Block your calendar and title the activity “Nourishing my body” or something like that.
- Make it fun by watching one of your fav movies, listening to a book, catching up with a friend or family member, invite someone to cook with you virtually.
- Purchase pre-washed and even pre-cut vegetables.
- Use kitchen tools like crockpot and Instapot to cook your meals.
I also wanted to tell you that I can 100% identify with this person. It was me 10-11 years ago. I used to make fun of the people who wasted their time cooking their meals. It wasn’t until I had my come to Jesus conversation and I got emotionally invested and started my health journey, step by step, one change at a time.
If I can do it, you can as well!