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How To Make Healthy Decisions And Work Around Their Interference

When life gets in the way of making healthy choices, be brave, take a break and let go. It’s better than fighting a losing battle.

As long as we are all here, the chances of us taking action on the best choice are small. But I believe it’s important that we learn and adapt to our circumstances. Take action now, while it’s still fresh, and you can reap the benefits years later.

The first thing to do if your situation is not ideal, and you want to make a healthy choice, is to remember that it’s better than fighting a losing battle.

It’s not just one thing we can do right now. It’s every thing. We can:

1. Change the way we think: The first step is to admit we do not know what to do exactly. You need some time to ask yourself “what can I do differently to make healthier choices?”. Sometimes the answers are obvious. Sometimes we don’t know what to do and need help to find our way.

2. Start using a little self-talk: We can say to ourselves:

“I know I am not going to take a break today. But I am a grownup and I can make a healthy decision without going on a diet.”

Then you just need to get that idea in your head and use your own ideas without thinking about it. In the meantime, you can:

3. Take some time to breathe: Let’s face it: We all like to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly, but our daily schedules often make it impossible to do what we really want to do. In order to stay fit, most people need to take breaks: for instance, you don’t have a job, or you are not sure how to make healthy changes to your lifestyle, you have children, or you can’t find the time to get healthy. Take a break, take something easy and just take a moment out of your day.

4. Practice mindful meditation

It’s a good idea to practice mindfulness everyday and it’s totally worth the 10-minute investment in your life. It will improve the quality of your life and help you to make better choices in the future. Try it for a while.

5. Take a walk or find a quiet space: The world is full of temptations for us and if we don’t take action, we can end up falling into unhealthy habits. Take a walk or get out your headphones and listen to music. The moment of inspiration will come. Or just do your best to find a quiet corner of the house or a corner where the sound of people talking doesn’t drown out any of your inner voice.

6. Don’t compare yourself to others: Many of us are always trying to compare ourselves with others. There is no point in this. Let’s just not compare ourselves to them for the rest of our lives. We are all different, but I think they are worth the comparison. Take inspiration from other great people, but don’t compare yourself.

7. Try different things: If you don’t think you can make healthy choices with these temptations, try another option for a while. Let them get your mind thinking. Take a short break from your addiction, or take a short break of doing something else you love to do. Take some time to try it or see if you will still like it in a few days. You are human, that’s a fact.

I guess that it’s impossible to be completely free from the influences of the world around you, but try the easy, positive steps and you will notice that after a while you will not need to fight so much and your mind will be more at ease.

Make sure you have a healthy choice to make.

Love,

M.A.