How many times a day do you think you make a choice? Depending on your outlook you may think it is a lot, or none at all, being assured that others make the decisions for you. We all make choices from an extra 10 minutes of sleep, to grabbing an umbrella, or washing the coffee cup. The thing is when we think we are taking a short cut, or taking the easy way we often are creating a more time consuming or difficult situation later in the day or somewhere down the road of life. Not washing your utensils and placing them in the sink throughout the day saved seconds that created a bigger mess at the end of the day. But washing the cup when finished seems at the time to be wasted time. Grabbing the umbrella might be something you “don’t have time for” and yet makes life easier when the downpour the weather prediction called for barrels down on you.
Why does the easier ways seem more difficult at the time we make the choice? Perhaps we see the future as having no limits on our time. We won’t be rushed, or pressured in any way. Perhaps there is a rainbow at the end of our thoughts that isn’t there at the time. Perhaps we are just too involved in the moment and not at all thinking of our future.
Most of us have experiences in which we afterwards think to ourselves, “I wish I had done it differently.” Hopefully they are small situations, but sometimes the consequences take years to develop.
For me it has been nutrition. I am not overly educated nor ignorant, knowing enough to live a healthy lifestyle, but I didn’t. I had some interesting stories I told myself as well. One of the greatest limiting beliefs was that if all this food being offered and advertised was so unhealthy, “they” wouldn’t be allowed to advertise it as they do. There has been another story in my mind concerning deserving a treat. How different things would be if that story told me I deserved optimum health.
So now after all the years of assuming that it is ok to be acidic, to drink, eat sugar, not exercise regularly BECAUSE I am really not sick, I am now diseased. My body as a petri dish tells the story. And simply put, all disease grows in an acid environment.
I take this very seriously now. I am not looking for sympathy but for others to see that eating processed food daily, sugar daily, ignoring vegetables or only eating the ones high in sugar (yes vegetables have sugar!), and convincing themselves that it is OK because they feel fine, is not taking the easy route. It is being short sighted because decisions made today can have effects in the future. Caring for yourself is so much easier than caring for a diseased, injured or weak body later, when you are tired and run down or the “cure” wears your body down to nothing.
Some things that are the easy route to a happy healthy life:
Drink water to keep hydrated. Other things like juice, soda, and alcohol should be limited. Think of them as an occasional treat.
Brush and floss your teeth. It is not time consuming!
God didn’t invent bras. Use bras in public and let the girls hang free in private, allowing the lymph system to do its job.
Move Frequently! Don’t sit for too long for the same reason.
Pack a lunch you make yourself that doesn’t come prewrapped. Think fresh. No, it doesn’t take forever! Avoid fast food.
Get a water bottle that isn’t plastic or aluminum and take fresh water with you everywhere.
Limit sugar anything to a couple times a week.
Listen to music.
Be mindful, meditate or pray. Get out of ego state whenever possible.
Be around people you love and who love you. There is nothing more important. Hug!
Be grateful for everything and feel that gratitude .
Smile! Smile! Smile!
Sending you blessings for health and happiness!