What are the effects of the lifestyle you currently live? If you feel that your exercise routine and food choices takes lots of time and you find it difficult to fit it into your schedule, you need to do something differently. You’re supposed to feel better, not more stressed.
Like so many others, are you trying to do too many big lifestyle changes at the same time? Or are your goals unrealistic? There can be many different reasons to why we feel stressed, and why something isn’t working as we want. It’s important to look at life in the big picture, and knowing that there can be many various things that effect how we feel.
Life is like a wheel with its sections in between. Ideally, these sections, such as nutrition, exercise, relationships, spirituality etc. are satisfying to you, and you have a lifestyle that makes you feel happy, healthy and energized.
To have a holistic approach to your health, understanding that everything is linked, is the approach that I encourage you to have. While it’s important to acknowledge what already works well, it’s also important to acknowledge what areas of life that needs more attention and what can be improved.
You’re not supposed to feel stressed though.
A healthy lifestyle is supposed to give you energy, not take your energy and leave you feel worse.
A healthy lifestyle is supposed to support you to feel better, to make you improve and climb up; both physically and mentally. Not put you into some kind of roller coaster.
Below follows some guiding words on your journey to feel fantastic, but not more stressed.
Eat simple and proper food
Learn food basics, learn what to put on your plate to feel energized and learn how much you need to eat to reach your goals. Get (back) to basics. Following a diet this and that can be rather exhausting. Learn to eat proper food and you’ll manage yourself in any given situation everywhere. It doesn’t need to be more complicated than that.
Create your fitness routine
Find what works for you on a long term basis, not only for few weeks. What works in your life now; work out at home or in a gym, what is manageable? Start small, start with the basics and make step-by-step changes and small improvements regularly.
Give yourself recovery
Find your balance between activity and rest. Allow yourself to recover and be as strong as you can every day and during each exercise session. Have the mindset of quality before quantity.
Finally, please remember, you’re supposed to feel fantastic and better, not more stressed, from the lifestyle changes that you’re embracing. Sometimes we need to add, but sometimes we also need to remove, in order to feel stronger and more at ease as we are achieving long term results.