There are times in this life when we feel as though we have no options. There are no other choices to be made and we sit down and accept our fate. The road is muddy and the path is foggy. There are other times when we literally feel as though there are far too many choices and we just don’t know what the right path or option is. We allow ourselves to become so overwhelmed that we again sit down because in a sea of options we begin to panic and alas it’s easier to do nothing then to try to move forward.
I want you to pause when you’re feeling this way! Take a deep breath.
Look, I understand that in these moments everything seems too much. Too much pain, too much anger, too much uncertainty, too much (insert your own word here) but the fact is that if you took a moment and a deep breath and really looked around, you would see a clear path.
If the path is foggy then we need to take a moment and process it and figure out the next best steps. But the point is keep moving. Break every thing you have to do down into bite sized pieces. This allows you to make some choices even simple ones like what to eat. Make sure they are good and healthy choices so when you look back you see it as an accomplishment and not as a failure. If you have the choice between that piece of cake and a smoothie and you have joint pain, which one is going to help you achieve your main goal of being healthier and reducing your medications?
This seems trivial but it is in these small wins and these small moments that we gain traction and can move on to create lasting change.
Life can move very fast and that can cause us all to rush through things rather than slowing down to really think about the choices before us.
Make sure you take time to unplug and really listen to your heart and your body. As cliche as it is you really do only get one life and you might as well do things that foster love, kindness, and nurture your soul.
Move with a purpose and you will create a life you love and a life that is worth living! The choices we make dictate the life we lead. (quote from the movie “Renaissance Man”)
Are the choices you are making everyday heart centered choices?