I have been neck-deep in trying to understand how wellness and I can co-exist. However, it seems my thinking was erroneous. It’s not that I did not invite wellness into my life, it’s more I thought that stepping away from solid wellness practices every day was okay. Semantics you say? Maybe. But, it was my logic.
It’s okay to have a Greek yogurt for breakfast but then have a hamburger with all the fixings (sans the bread; no gluten, please!) for lunch. Then, jump to having a big kale salad for dinner with cranberries and walnuts. I thought this was just fine. And for many people, it IS fine. My body doesn’t think so. My body wants something a bit more consistent. Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune blistering disease that left my body covered in skin eruptions and blisters. While the medication has taken care of the blisters, I am left with the marks from all of the skin activity. So, I now have a constant reminder that my body requires something more from me in terms of health and nutrition. I now eat smoothie bowls for breakfast and am investigating buddha bowls for lunch and dinner. I am working towards clean eating much more on the paleo side of no packaged foods.
However, my self examination did not stop there, I continued to look at other areas of my life that may be out of sync with reality. My career and my day job immediately came into focus. I needed balance in this key area of my life where I spend 55 hours a week (we only have 168 hours each and every week!). That’s a huge chunk of my time — 32.7% of my week is spent at work, or traveling to/from work.
My brain began thinking about living a life where everything comes up roses (I know, so cliche, right? But, I love roses!). And I began to research more about living one’s dream and how to go about doing it. I even created a life binder with a plan to help me follow my dream and, more importantly, remember my dream! Because in the busy-ness of life, we can forget that we planned out to the nth degree every detail of our dream life. We’re too tired to remember!
I even wrote a post about what I’ve learned. It’s called Living Your Dream: Seeing the Roses In Your Own Life. I hope you find 4.5 minutes of time to read it.
Happy Father’s Day!!