Exploring your priorities
Some of the most regular themes I hear when I chat with people are: How am I supposed to eat well when I don’t have time to cook? How can I look after my family when I don’t have the time to prepare meals from scratch? Often there is a perception that nutritious meals are timeconsuming or complicated to prepare, but that doesn’t have to be the case. While I appreciate that many of us are juggling many tasks daily, I believe that, in general, we need to do a priority check and explore our values and perceptions. We make time for things that – consciously or unconsciously – we are prioritising in our life.
When we say ‘I don’t have time’ for something, what we are saying is ‘that’s not a priority for me’. So, try that on. How do you feel when you say to yourself that you don’t have time for whatever restorative practice will restore your health and vitality and reward you
‘YOU CAN BET there is something a little deeper that is stopping you’
with renewed energy? The reality is we can’t compromise our nutrition and still expect to have fantastic health and energy. We can’t fight the body’s biological requirements for nutrients.
Set up 2019 as the year you look after yourself better by spending February exploring your priorities. If work is getting all of your time and attention perhaps you’re prioritising money.
Maybe that’s what you want, perhaps it’s not. Bring that honesty from January and shine a light on what you spend most of your time doing and what you tell yourself you don’t have time for.
What do you want more of in your life and how can you obtain/ experience that? What do you want less of and how can you make that happen? Maybe this is something you do with your partner or something you do alone. Whatever you choose, by the end of the month aim to have at least three things you can implement throughout the rest of the year that reflect your true priorities.