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There’s nothing like waking up on a sunny morning and following the same routine day in and day out.
Wait, that doesn’t sound right? Life gets pretty boring if we’re constantly a slave to rituals, routines, and to-do lists.
As comfortable as it is when to live this way, it’s a lot more fun if we try new things. I used to get such “pleasure” from eating the same things everyday.
I didn’t like trying new recipes or switching up meals; everything had to be the same.
ezekiel bread, coconut oil, sun warrior protein powder, almond milk, stevia, cinnamon, strawberries
Why mess with something if it works? I didn’t even realize that this mindset had me stuck.
This thinking reminds me of times when I really struggled with disordered eating. I was so stuck and didn’t want to change, because I believed my disorder was benefiting me. It helped me cope with my out of control feelings, my sadness and guilt.
It felt normal to be tired, hungry, weak and sad. Living this way, and accepting these symptoms leaves us in a situation where we are essentially “stuck”.
By believing we are destined for this kind of life is simply silly and untrue.
bowl of spaghetti squash, marinara, zucchini, and a turkey burger
The longer we live with disordered habits, the more we accept this is the life we will live forever.
Since we learn to cope using our disorders, we think it’s helping us, and wind up overlooking the negative symptoms they leave us with.
It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without our disorder, since it has been acting as a protective mechanism.
But, in return, it leaves us in a state of depression, which attracts more negative energy, therefore making it easier for us to revolve our lives around food, exercise, doctors and body image.
A better life? Simply, not possible. That’s what it feels like when you are so involved.
sunbutter protein muffin with a sliced apple on the side
We have the option to live a great and fulfilling life. If we just work through the dark times and tough issues, and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Living in such a negative way is not normal.
The only way we can truly live is by dealing with these problems head on. It will be uncomfortable, there will be doubts and uncertainty.
It’s worth the change and temporary uncomfortable feelings. Life is beautiful on the other side.
Living a positive life filled with love, gratitude and appreciation is so much better than living in pain.
Leave all the sadness, hunger, and fatigue in the past. When you change things for the better, it will be hard. That’s the truth.
a lovely cup of sleigh ride tea is always a welcome addition before climbing into bed
Being a slave to food and exercise is not enjoyment, even if it feels that way.
Sometimes, the things we believe we are benefiting from are really just helping us stay stuck. We are deserving of more enjoyment from life. Accepting a new life with balance, choices and happiness is living.
Life is a journey; filled with mistakes, new experiences, change, beauty, compassion, and love. Not living by a schedule or routines.
Do you like trying new things?
When is the last time you got out of your comfort zone, and what did you do?
How do you determine whether your routine is actually healthy or not?
Hope everyone has an amazing day!