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Mentally Tough and Small Discomforts

It’s easy to get lost. To start swimming with the overwhelming nature of more and more and more to do. More people want our attention. More articles to write. More service to provide. More hours at work…

Stress builds up inside us when we try to control our conquering path of each task with utmost attention. Is this necessary?

Perhaps accepting these small discomforts are out of our control (allowing our subordinates to do something without our hawk eyes constantly honed, for example) is a necessary step to conquer?

This initial discomfort slowly dwindles to a cautious reminder, a check point strategically placed to check in and ensure all is aligned as it should.

How do you remind yourself?


Eating Habits

Eating right is the key to staying healthy mentally and physically. If you are stuffing cheeseburgers and fries down your throat every day, this is basically putting rotten oil into your car. After a while, it will simply shut down and tell you no more.

You need to fill your body with healthy foods that give it the proper nutrients needed to sustain an active mind and body. It is hard to get your mind able to accept the healthy track at the start, but you will find it will soon become a exciting challenge to find great foods to eat that are healthy and nutritious.

A few tips for scheduling your eating are simple.

  1. Spread out your meals. All the food, at one sitting is not healthy. If this is your regular habit, try storing half of the food in a container for a few hours and finish it off later.
  2. Don’t buy the un-healthy foods at the store. Finish off what’s left in your cupboard and don’t buy it anymore.
  3. Keeping three or more meals a day is a good tactic. If you keep more than three, you can reduce the amount at each sitting you eat, and allow your stomach to digest smaller bits of food more thoroughly. NOTE: This takes practice, and time for your body to get used to it.
  4. Do not mix eating habits, if you’re pecking at food all day, do not have three big meals too.

Having a blend in the morning is a great way to get your day started off right with healthy foods and a big meal. The following is my favorite blend recipe:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup of rolled oats
  • ½ tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cantaloupe
  • ½ cup of blueberries

I often substitute in papaya, apple, kiwi, raspberries, or strawberries for the cantaloupe.

This very healthy, and it’s very low in the carbs that you find in most traditional meals like cereal or toast have. This means you’ll start to become thinner with only changing what you eat for breakfast.