22: Designing your life for health - how to make a health commitment and keep it
We have to actually design our life for health if we want to be healthy. It just takes a little planning, making a commitment.
We live in a world where everything we need or want is at our fingertips - and we can use that for us or against us.
Yes, there are unhealthy choices lurking everywhere. But there are healthy ones too. We have to seek them out.
We are traveling and the food being served is really unhealthy. The easy choice is to just eat it and then feel bad in your body.
The other choice is to plan ahead. To have some mixes for shakes to look into some food delivery options nearby of healthy choices.
It comes down to what our plan is.
We have to plan because if we leave it to indecision and will power. It won’t work.
If we’re relying on willpower, that means we haven’t fully determined what you want. We haven’t made the commitment.
And in that case we will easily be swayed toward the shiny object, the oooey gooey delicious that is right in front of us.
Yet, we know there is far greater fulfillment in achieving the big vision of what we want and we desire. Saying no in the moment when a temptation comes up is easier when we have our vision in mind and we can see that saying no means we are saying yes to something much better, something in alignment. The reward is far greater than the instant gratification of what looks good right now.
You have to make the commitment and and design your life for it.
Are you really serious about this? Or are you just talking? If you are still on the fence and going to rely on will power, it’s probably not going to work.
Research shows that will power is actually a finite resource within us. It won’t last.
However, when we make a decision, there are infinite resources that come back to us.
The internal debate is over.
We have to choose to stick to your decision. Listen for the steps to do it.
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