This morning I was in the elevator with two men. We all had our lunch bags with us. Was it because we are working through lunch? Perhaps or was it because we didn’t want to go out and eat whatever we could grab that day. I don’t know about the others but I am trying to be conscious of everything I put in my mouth, especially food (LOL).
If you are having problems with relationships and don’t know where to start. You know you need to work on yourself, set goals, make plans but are coming up short then meal planning is a great way to start.
Let’s break it down even more. Tonight, decide what you will have for lunch tomorrow.
Lunch comes and you have set a goal and hopefully stuck to it. If that is to hard, decide to have lunch tomorrow, no skipping meals.
Once you start to consider what you are putting in your mouth, start to feel how your body absorbs it. Too much coffee might give you palpitations but you think you need the coffee for energy? The coffee is just a crutch.
Drinking more water makes you have to run to the bathroom every hour? You know that trip to the bathroom gives you a five minute break that will refresh you and make you more productive.
Start to look for small things that make such a difference. The big things that you desire come from very small shifts in your attitude and mentality, whatever it needs to be.
You will be surprised what gives you joy and what makes you miserable. That Big Mac you ate yesterday is still bothering you. How can you ever eat another one, knowing that it will make you uncomfortable for a few days.
What else is making you uncomfortable after you eat it, or spend time with it? Just like we can’t stop eating crap, we listen to crap on tv, we hear it at work, from our friends and family.
What do we do? We eat it up. We eat crap!
Then we don’t feel well and wonder why happiness eludes us.
So, the cure is simple, make a decision to plan one meal.
Disclaimer: this post is for everyone but if you are a food obsessed and plan every meal then this post will not help you. But there are plenty of posts that will give you direction on how to let go, be flexible, live in the moment.
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