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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.

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