Moving beyond “good enough”
How do you feel on a regular basis? Do you have all the energy you want? Do you feel great? Just ‘good enough’?
I promise you that you can feel not only better than you feel now, but you can feel great.
It’s so common for us to get pulled along in our daily life, from task to task, or fire to fire, forgetting to stop and make sure we are more than just ok.
We use caffeine to infuse our bodies with enough energy to start the day. Then we focus and plow through our tasks until we have to reach for some chocolate or a soda (or both!) later in the afternoon. We’re too tired to cook when we get home, so we grab something quick and easy that fills our bellies but leaves our bodies depleted of nourishment long-term. After we gorge on this tasty, but unfulfilling meal, we’re too carb-loaded to move off the couch. Does this sound familiar? I hear stories like this, in differing variations, from the majority of my patients and clients, both in the clinic and online.
It’s just SO easy for us to get used to life as mediocre, we think we’ll be happy when…the bills are paid, our house is clean, the kids are calmed down….but then things keep flying at us! We don’t stop to ourselves up emotionally or spiritually, we don’t stop to nourish ourselves. Instead of filling up our water bottles we get a sweet iced tea, a Starbucks drink, or even a sugar-laden smoothie (the “healthy” choice”) on the way to a meeting. We think this quick choice will help us get through the day without thinking about how our bodies just need water, a quick walk, or a few deep breaths.
I’ve written a lot on this topic and one of the statements I made resonated with readers because we don’t often stop to think about the difference between feeling well and just feeling ok:
“Feeling well is deeper. And wider. It’s the you that you can imagine being if you lifted off all of the things that are holding you back in your life.”
Happiness researcher Shawn Achor often says that “common sense is not common action.” People, my clients, and patients included, know so many of the things to do to feel better but they’re too tired, or too overwhelmed to do them.
My Energy Academy is a course that will help you figure out both why you’re so tired and then make a plan to start creating the energy you crave and deserve. Check it out and let me know if you have any questions. I would love to have you experience the great benefits that so many others have already experienced.
Yours in Health,