How you spend your time shows you what you value.
I used to take a half ass approach when it came to my health because I grew up as an athlete who could eat whatever I wanted and no one could tell. As I got older and gained more responsibilities I continued to wing it because it was working for me.
But now in my 30’s, working a 9-5, running a small business on the side, trying to be a good daughter, sister, friend, and being as active as I can in the community, it’s easy for me to get bogged down with my responsibilities (yes I know I signed up for this 😅). Because time is valuable currency theses days.
Winging it can work well for some people, but that leaves so much room for randomness and randomness can throw you off course.
What I have discovered over the years of studying nutrition is that your health is not just about what you eat, but it’s how you manage your relationships, your time, how you cope with stress, and making time for movements that feel good to your body.
And just like we hold ourselves accountable to meetings at work, I believe we have to create time and routines to manage our health. Maybe that means…
Having an accountability partner you share your schedule with.
Blocking off time each week for meal prep and exercise.
Updating your workout playlist so you get excited again.
Planning for which zoom/conference calls you can take as you walk – you’re on mute most of the time anyways ha!
Scheduling time to phone a friend or have a zoom date or happy hour.
Some people will roll their eyes at this, but i think as we rely more on technology and feel like we have less time…planning ahead for the things that keep us grounded is a great way to combat the stress you feel when you leave your life up to randomness each day.
What is something you can schedule this week that you know you won’t regret?
For me, I have a zoom call scheduled with a dear friend and another day scheduled to cook with a glass of wine 💛