There is no denying that we are dealing with a lot of mental clutter today. We are totally bombarded by information, distractions from cell phones binging with email messages and texts, along with social media notifications and adding our own social media postings. Is it any wonder that so many people are feeling totally overwhelmed today?
This has become a major player in the increased levels of stress and not feeling healthy. Priorities have been compromised and taking care of our own health seems to be less and less important.
Our health is everything. Think about a time when you had a simple cold, a headache, or felt exhausted and were forced to slow down. The slightest thing can prevent us from fully embracing all the treasures that life has to offer us. Perhaps you have experienced a disease like cancer that took months out of your life and time away from your family. When we realize that we have choices around what is important to us, then we can start to implement the desired changes. Continuing on in overload damages our health. It is that simple.
You won’t believe how eye-opening it is to write down all the pieces and details of your life. Be sure to put “investing in health” on the list! Where does it appear? Is it at the end or close to it? Doing this will bring awareness and assist you in making the changes you are seeking and deserve around your health and making time for yourself.
If you find it difficult to say “NO” I urge you to start practicing! Saying “Yes” to everything and everyone takes focus away from the quality of our own life and health. Start focusing on the things that you really want in your own life. It doesn’t have to be something on your “bucket list”! If you want to feel healthy, think daily or weekly in terms of eating and preparing quality food at home for you and your family.
Clutter of any nature has a negative effect on our health. You may not have realized that until now. Being constantly distracted by “noise” from our phones, computers and TV’s is clutter. Clutter doesn’t just refer to piles of papers, a messy car or an untidy closet!
The key to change is awareness. You will hear me say that over and over! If we don’t know that something drives us nuts or niggles away at us, how can we begin to change it? Start with baby steps by just selecting one to three things on your list that you can change. This will lead to creating more time for making your health a priority. You can build up from there.
Now is the time to learn more about the holistic approach and the positive effects on your life.
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Ellie Savoy is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and the author of the #1 international best selling book “Stop Dieting Start Living: 5 Foundations for Your Health to Permanently Lose Weight Without Dieting Starvation or Suffering in Silence”. She is also the founder of the Stop Dieting Start Living Weight Loss System. Her commonsense and step by step approach has literally transformed the way people look at their body, health and life. She spent over two decades under a great deal of stress. She lost sight of the importance of her health time and time again; gaining weight and yo-yo dieting to take care of it, skipping meals during the day, eating too late at night, and letting work dictate how all of her time was spent. Many people need a trigger for change in life and the first trigger for her was her mother’s passing in 2008. Then just 21 months later her father passed away. Not only was this a ton of grief to process, but it started her on a deeper exploration of what is really important in this life. The saying “you can’t take it with you when you die” really hit home. She had been living with so much stress striving for more and more losing sight of herself and her health. The final trigger was in 2011 when she was diagnosed with two uterine fibroids. The four options she was given were actually not options for her! Three involved surgery and the other one was to do nothing. This scared her into understanding what she needed to do to naturally heal her body and permanently end the yo-yo dieting dilemma. This was when she really embraced making healthy permanent lifestyle changes. Since then she has been enjoying living a diet free and healthy life, without aches and pains, medications and a bunch of rules! She hasn’t looked back since. Ellie’s approach is not just for yo-yo dieters or those wanting to lose weight – it’s for everyone who is concerned about what their future looks like and wants to take control of their health. She has helped women with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other symptoms. Ellie helps you to show up in your own life, stop making excuses, shift your mindset, have a plan and connect with the passion in your belly to live your best life. It’s a lot of fun!