Are You Dealing With Procrastination? “Oh, I will get to that tomorrow.” Does this sound familiar? If so, you are in great company because procrastination is a habit of many amazing people. It’s just human nature to put things off that don’t seem appealing, like Spring Cleaning. The idea of going through room by room and getting rid of the things we no longer need seems daunting. Well, I have a surprising bit of information that may change your mind.
I bet, if you make the decision to tackle at least one of your cleaning or home projects you will notice that you feel better; even lighter!! Cleaning out clutter is very therapeutic. Getting rid of the items that we no longer use or need, filing away our paperwork, and bringing order to our space creates a sense of accomplishment and a desire to feel more of it. How does this help you lose weight?
Once you start to feel lighter because your space feels better, it’s much more likely that you’ll want to achieve that feeling in other areas of your life, especially in what you choose to eat. It’s a chain reaction: first you de-clutter which leads to feeling better which leads to wanting more of the “good stuff”. Once you see it play out in your life, you’ll see and feel exactly what I mean.
You may think you see all of the stress and havoc excess weight causes you. Maybe you can’t find things to wear or your jeans don’t zip so easily, but that’s just a tiny part of the problem. The day-to-day struggle of having excess weight affects every area of a person’s life, yet so many aren’t even aware of its actual effects.
Consider this: Losing one pound of weight is like four pounds to a joint. Wow! Yes, it’s true. So losing 10 pounds feels like 40 pounds to a knee that might be giving you some trouble.
When our external environment makes us feel negative about ourselves, we tend to turn to something else for comfort in order to cheer ourselves up. You see how interconnected they are? It’s an amazing revelation. When we address one, it can lead to a shift in the other. So, how do you get started?
“You have to face it to erase it.”
It requires taking an objective look at your surroundings to make your bold first step. I remember Suse Orman saying on one of her shows some years ago “you have to face it to erase it”. She was referring to being in debt, but the same principle applies here.
Writing things down is a great way to start identifying the areas that you are looking to change or improve.
If you want to bring more balance into your daily life and need help, I can show you how. Please call me for your free 30 minute getting acquainted session. You’ll be glad you did.
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!