Does it ever really feel like the “right time”? How many times have you put something off because of something you think is really valid but ….. is it?
“I will eat healthier when my kids leave home, when my husband goes away.”
“I will start working out when I have more time, more money, next week, next month….I just can’t start now.?”
I think we get so used to giving excuses – living our story that we don’t think – “what if I change it”? “Is it really true?”
So I ask you…..How can you stop this? Is it necessary? Or is it a habit?
This is the topic of today’s video. Hey, I have issues with this myself in some areas. I hope to motivate you to just Stop using excuses, rethink things and to start now.
I write more below the video on this also and give you a recipe so make sure to check that out also…
Do you have the “all or nothing” syndrome? “I can’t start because I can’t do it all right now so why even start?” You don’t start because it isn’t the “perfect time” and really, there is no perfect time.
What is the cost of continually putting it off? How long are you going to continue to put it off and what will be the result in your life, your health, if you continue to put it off?
Do you have areas of your life where you continually procrastinate, put things off, say you are going to start something and then don’t? Is this a reoccurring pattern for you?
Is it possible that you do you not value yourself enough so you keep putting your wants and needs last or just avoiding them completely? Do you always find time for others to do things for others but can’t seem to do the same for yourself?
If you deny yourself something that you really want, or chose not to make a needed change, you are repressing and pushing down your desires and not doing what would contribute to make some aspect of your life better.
By continuing to ignore this need, want or desire – your body will begin to send you signals. These signals often come in the form of symptoms. This is really evident in relation to health. You start to feel “unwell” when you continue to ignore what needs to be changed – whether it is the food you eat, exercise, your thoughts, a job, a relationship or rest and self-care.
Remember – if you don’t start – nothing gets done and nothing changes. Start by taking just one step. The next day take another step and on and on. If you fall get back up and start again.
Ok, now for a recipe for the week! I hope you enjoy it!
CAULIFLOWER & SPINACH SALAD
- 1/2 head of cauliflower
- 2 C chopped spinach
- 1/4 C cashews, pine nuts or sunflower seeds
- 1/4 C chopped red pepper
- 3 small green onions chopped
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast – to sprinkle and mix into salad once done
In a food processor add the cauliflower and nuts or seeds. Pulse until broken into smaller pieces. If you don’t have food processor – just chop with knife.
Pour that mixture into a bowl and add chopped bell pepper, spinach and green onions.
- 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
- 2 (or little more) lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (or a mix)
- 1/4 clove of garlic (or garlic powder)
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
Mix in small blender or put garlic in garlic press and whisk dressing in a small deep bowl.
Poor some of the dressing over the salad (or all of it – depends on how much dressing you like)
Stir to mix well – taste, adjust to taste – sprinkle and mix in more nutritional yeast if you wish