Ever find yourself doing really well and then for some non-apparent reason you just plain get off track? I think it’s part of being human. It happens to the best of us with work, relationships and of course our health maintenance. The challenge, as I see it, is that when it comes to work or family there always seems to be someone around to give you a good poke and get you re-aligned to get you moving back in the right direction, however, when it’s your own health, most people won’t say a word. Perhaps they don’t realize you need help, perhaps they’re not doing so well either, perhaps they figure it’s your life, your body, do what you will. In any event, it can be difficult to get going in the right direction again when you seem to have lost momentum. So, how do we get going again? Simple……..
Start with the easiest things and work your way up from their. Whenever I find myself sliding off track, I take a look at what I’m doing. This ties back into the second simple truths relating to mindfulness. I usually first notice that I’ve stopped drinking my water, then I see that I’m no longer taking my vitamins. A closer examination reveals that I missed my fruit that day or perhaps didn’t get my vegetables in. As I slowly start with the easiest things, I very quickly (much quicker than when I started out several years ago) find my inspiration and get aligned with my true nature. Before you know it, I’m back to walking regularly and I always feel the same way when I’m back in alignment….why did I ever leave? It feels so good to be in alignment with your true nature, which of course is one of great health.
I realize that many people are challenged by this topic so I’ve decided to break it down into several parts over the next week or two. I’ll show you several different easy methods that I have used to break through these perceived barriers. I’m also asking that everyone share their best tip for getting back on track when you’ve found you’ve slipped, so please, add a comment and share, or at lease forward this article to someone who could benefit from it…remember, giving back is what the 5th Simple Truth is all about!
Love to all,