How often do we do things just because we’ve always done them without really thinking of WHY we do them? Maybe they don’t benefit us anymore, but they are just so engrained in our ritual that we continue doing them. Everything you do should be working for you and serving a purpose. Evaluate your rituals.
I have found that it is super easy to make excuses and reasons why you can’t. Reasons that you have apparently have no control over. “I wasn’t raised like that” “It’s in my genetics” “It’s too expensive to eat healthy”
These things are just excuses we make to hold ourselves back from our true potential. Water your grass and it will grow.
This leads my mind down the trail of triggers. Whenever I am stress or tired I turn to comfort food in the form of fast-food. Taco bell? Yep. Chick-fil-a? Yep. It is in these stressful moments that I need to sit back, take a deep breath, and remember that I have other mechanisms to cope with stress and to refocus on my health journey. After a few deep breaths, everything realigns and I can take care of myself properly.