Do you find them as confusing and conflicting as I do? I often get a feeling of overwhelm and despair when I read them, because I realize that I can't possibly apply them all. IT feels like too much.
However, there are always a few sites that give common sense tips, or just have an attitude that I resonate with. For example, I recently bumped into this article via Facebook somehow. And while it has a lot of tips, I liked the attitude of the author.
He talked about improving your health by taking tiny steps, which is what I've found to work in my life as well. I do not stress too much about gaining perfect health, because that may never happen.
Instead, I do what I can do with the abilities I have. Sometimes I still berate myself, but I'm improving and getting better at not yelling at myself so much.
My favorite tips from that article were:
1. Tiny Steps
As I mentioned above, I liked the process of tiny steps. Not trying to change your whole lifestyle all at once, but changing one food, or removing one bad food.
It feels doable to me, and it makes me want to try it out. I think I'll start by removing the sugar I eat each week. So if I think about the sugar I eat as 100% right now, then I'm going to see if I can't reduce my sugar to 95%. So if I eat 100 grams of sugar per week, I'll reduce it to 95 grams.
Then with each week I'll keep going. It feels almost too easy, don't you think?
I've heard of EFT (emotional freedom techniques), but not FasterEFT. It seems more efficient when I looked at the post.
It's basically tapping on meridian/acupuncture points on your body, as I understand it, and it's supposed to relieve stress. So far it's working pretty okay for me. I feel more relaxed when I do it, and I tend to yawn when I "let go."
Something to ponder.
3. Follow Your Heart
By far the most interesting was the point about following your heart and your passion.
I've been feeling lately an interest in the more spiritual side of life. I'm a bit skeptical still, but doing what you love speaks to me.
It feels like we have the feelings we have for a reason. And it seems like I went a bit off-topic with this post, but really, this has to do with health as well, because it we aren't happy, then we aren't truly healthy, are we?
I'd love to hear from you in the comments below if you have any thoughts or any common sense tips of your own.