Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pondering Change

Pondered a lot lately and reached a few conclusions.
Resolutions are born out of our discontent.
We WANT to change. We truly do.
We want to lose weight, be healthier, more successful, more organized, etc.

So often we profess a desire for change and then continue to do the same things over and over as if the result will be different. We are married to our habits, to convenience...... to our comfortable life. Change requires ACTION which is sometimes uncomfortable, at least, at first.

It's so much easier to stay mired in our customary everyday habitual routine which is safe and comfortable.
Let me say this about "habit". Habit may be comfortable but it takes away our power of choice almost as much as illness does. One can't both, stay mired in habit, and CHOOSE to CHANGE. Give that one some thought.

May I suggest you look at making healthful changes this way....

If you love your life, you will want to take care of your body. If you were diagnosed with a life threatening disease you would change your diet.... you might even exercise more (if you could) ... but you wouldn't be doing those things because of what the scale said or how you feel about how you look. You'd be doing those things because you love your life and didn't want it cut short.

So my question to you is: Why wait till you get sick?

As hard as change is it's much easier to stay well than get well.

Your wellness is the foundation of everything good in your life. Every good thing you do to support your wellness will pay you back in the enhancement of some aspect of your life. Think about it. Wellness  is integral to every part of your life.

You can make healthful changes, feel better, have more energy, and perhaps, decrease the amount of medication you take (with your physicians assistance). Don't attempt a lot of changes at once. Make one change at a time. When you're comfortable with that change go on to the next healthful change.

There's no time like the present to get started......

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