If you don’t subscribe to the Spark’s … Weekly Spark … you might have missed several articles that really got my attention this morning.
Editor in Chief wrote:
Before the madness of ''try this diet'' or ''you need this workout'' really hits its stride, can I just say that you're great. Right now, in this moment and without changing a single thing, YOU are great.
Why does my brain scream … Nooooooooo !!!
I’m not in great … shape. I’m a GREAT person … I’m not in great HEALTH.
Hmmm … and there’s the difference. I am a GREAT person. With GREAT capabilities.
But I am laser focused on my health … let’s be honest … my WEIGHT. And separating the two … ME being great and my Weight not … is the distinction.
So, what to do about my Weight???
OneKidsMom … commented on yesterday’s blog where I shared … As a retired project manager … I should be more than DONE with this self-improvement project.
“I think you and I have that "project" mentality in common, but self-nurturing isn't a one-time project, it's a process! As in, it never ends. No being "done" … we have to have the mindset that this is just how we LIVE.”
And … then I found this … addressing self-care:
At its root, self-care is about dealing with the depletion of our emotional energy reserves.
Rest and nourishing foods have their place in self-care. Ask yourself … Does this serve me today?
This can help you be honest with yourself about whether the activity you're engaging with is helping replenish your energy or just avoid your problems—an important distinction.
Recharge versus avoidance is a big difference. If we use self-care as a way to avoid self, we're in trouble.
This is real life and real life comes with problems. While self-care can help give you more energy to deal with them, it's not a cure-all.
… anything that's not working can become an unconscious drain on our emotional well-being.
And there ya have it folks … diet and exercise is part of the equation to health. Self-care and living with things that are not working … well, in my case … address the root of the “real” problem.
Coz I’M great already!!!
Change your mind ... and the rest WILL follow.