Junk Free In June! What a brilliant idea! If only I thought of it… The weathers getting cooler and the salads are being replaced by comfort food and one of the reasons that I love this time of year to talk Meal Planning. So much so, that I have a free challenge starting on Monday 24 June 2019.
It’s darker earlier and heading outside to walk, run or exercise is getting harder. Ohhhh, the hot chocolate I hear it calling me. There is a way to have a hot chocolate and make it healthier…
When talking junk free my mind automatically goes to “vices”. We all have them, mine is chocolate. What’s yours? There’s snacking, overeating, sitting all day, chippies, chocolates, cheese, wine, under-estimating or over-estimating ability, too much TV and electrical devices, not sleeping well or being a workaholic. All of these things, plus many others, create junk for our mind and body.
Loads to think about, right?
You tell yourself today is the day “I’m not going to eat chocolate”, but old habits are hard to break. You feel bad about eating chocolate and you start beating yourself up mentally for giving in.
Please don’t feel bad and hate yourself for it. Remember there are a lot of emotional and physical resistance to change and it isn’t easy.
It’s time to get out your prettiest book and fanciest pen and start answering a few questions. There’s resistance to writing, it takes time and it’s not easy. But… it will help.
The power of writing to clear out mind and body ‘junk’
Writing is such a powerful habit, that helps you create more self-awareness, focus and subconscious breakthroughs. Helping you clear out the mind and body junk.
- Firstly, is your mind and body junk free? If yes…
- Does the junk in your life relate to mind or body?
- Can you pinpoint the situation – let’s explore that a little more?
- Where are you at the time?
- Is there a certain time of the day that is worse for you?
- Are there others around you at the time? What is their involvement? Is it the company that you’re seeking?
- How do you feel? What are your emotions before, during and after?
Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit talks about
how small changes (habits) filtering into other aspects of your life.
So true! Have you ever started exercising, then suddenly found yourself eating better and thinking about your healthy lifestyle more?
Instead of reaching for your phone and allowing others to control how you start your day, reach for your journal and take control and feel gratefulness for your day.
I think of journaling as your Intention and Reflection tool. You set your intention for the day and finish the day reflecting on your achievements and how you’ll move forward.
It is so easy to forget what you hear and read, but… when you write it down you learn and retain it. In fact, studies show, you are 42% more likely to achieve your new habit when you write in down. Writing helps increase memory and brain development and quite frankly, I’m all about that as I age.