You heard me right last week it is
elimination time! Are you feeling drained, wore out, like you can barely make it through the day?
Take a look at your current life circumstances. Just take this week to evaluate exactly where and what this drainage is a result from? Maybe it’s the foods you are eating, maybe you aren’t drinking enough water, maybe you haven’t made it to the gym for a while, too much coffee, too much time on facebook or watching tv.
Whatever it is for you be aware of your daily routine and keep a lookout for these draining habits. Write a few down or type them in your notes in your ipad or kindle (a place that you frequent often).
Once you have identified the one that is the most physically and mentally draining. Take a few steps to
eliminate it from your life.
I’m not saying this will be easy but if you just first focus on
eliminating one bad habit and adding a good one in its place overtime this concept of taking away unhealthy habits and replacing them with healthy habits won’t seem like such a huge unachievable task.
From experience when I would try to add new healthy habits and
eliminate bad ones I would set myself up for disaster and a feeling of unattainable goals. I was trying to change too much at one time and it was unrealistic. This is honestly were I would just give up and slip right back into my unhealthy habits. Don’t set yourself up for failure with these huge expectations of yourself. I told myself one day at a time. One small change at a time and as time moves on I was beginning to feel healthier and living much healthier. (This concept really could be applied to all different areas of your life whatever you may be struggling with).
Step 1: identify what is draining you:
For me it’s eating after 8pm specifically sweets, I know that I’m not even hungry but eating out of boardroom and should be grabbing a glass of water instead.
Step 2: come up with a plan of how you are going to eliminate this habit:
Find an accountability partner, a friend that you can call or even your husband when you are feeling those weak moments that you can depend on that will tell you the tough stuff but totally out of love and wanting you to be successful in
eliminating the bad and bringing in the good.
Usually in the past when I have tried to
eliminate late night eating it was my husband. He tells me no you know you don’t want to do that and usually just leaves it at that. It reminds me that ya, I did ask him to help me be accountable and told him to stop me so I can’t really get mad at him for something I asked him to hold me accountable for:)
Step 3: adding in a good habit:
For me it’s drinking a glass of water
Trying to establish this repetition for three weeks straight to create a norm in your life and establish the new healthy habit. would love to hear your success stories 🙂
I came across this verse and it reminded me that what I take in can affect my outpouring of what comes out on the outside, which reminded me of the whole love your body theme this month: ” what? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” ( 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).