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This issue will take about 2 minutes to read. Issue #33

Balance Between Doing, Enjoying, and Resting .

Have You Eaten Enough Today?..

You Don't Have Time


Balance Between DOING, ENJOYING, and RESTING

I want to share a concept with you. My clients and I developed this concept during Lifestyle Coaching sessions... (I will call this client Sara)

Life was VERY busy for Sara. She had so much to do that it gave her anxiety to even think about it. She found herself perpetually procrastinating and exhausted.

We discovered that Sara's list was not complete. She only had a list of things TO DO. She was pushing so hard that sometimes she could not even start. Sometimes she pushed so hard that she was exhausted.

Focusing only on the TO DO list CAUSES procrastination and burnout.

To reduce procrastination and burnout make three lists. The first list is your TO DO list.
We are all familiar with this one. But this list is not enough. You will need more. You will
need a list of ways to ENJOY and a list of ways to REST. 

Man jumping and having fun.It may be difficult to build your enjoyment and rest lists. Most people who have a lot to do feel guilty when they take time to enjoy or rest. That's too bad. Because enjoying yourself and getting rested is what will make life pleasurable, even when you are doing so much.

Enjoyment and rest actually FUEL your ability to accomplish your to do list and be productive.

The problem comes when you waste your precious time doing things that are not really restful or enjoyable.  Watching too much TV, binge eating, excessive video games, etc. can all be futile attempts to rest or enjoy yourself.  These kinds of things are not really effective.  They do not rejuvinate you.  They do not make you feel better and ready to proceed with your life.  These things drain your energy and prevent progress.

Choose activities that are REALLY enjoyable and REALLY restful!

In order to reduce procrastination and avoid burnout, each day give yourself balance between doing (or being ìproductive), resting, and enjoying.

Ask yourself: "Is what I am doing right now REALLY productive, or REALLY restful, or REALLY enjoyable?"  If it is not, then choose something that is!

When your rest is really rejuvinating
and your enjoyment is really fun
then your work will be really productive!

When you accomplish this balance, then you will be rejuvenated by the rhythm of doing, resting, and enjoying!


Have You Eaten Enough Today?

After years and years of being told that you are overweight because you eat too much, did you ever think somebody would tell you to eat more? Well, it is happening today. I am telling you that to build your healthy eating style, you may need to eat more. During this process, we will focus on what you should eat, instead of what you should not eat.

There is NO RESTRICTED eating in this process. You are encouraged to eat foods that are good for your health, (you wonít hear me telling you to avoid or restrict any particular foods.) You are encouraged to be more aware of when you are satisfied, not to limit portions.

It takes
every minute of
every hour of
every day to
NOT eat something.

It takes just a moment
to eat something healthy.

When you focus on selecting and eating all the wonderful tasty foods that are good for you, your time and energy will be spent eating healthy foods and enjoying every bite. This healthy eating is a task that can take up all the energy you used to put into restricting and limiting your eating.

Many people "get the munchies" in the evening. If you are one of those people, ask yourself: "Have I eaten enough today?" "Did I eat enough fruit and veggies?"

"Did I eat when I was hungry?" "How was my nutrition?" If you realize that you didn't eat enough veggies, you could have a salad or bowl of vegetable soup. If you notice that you were low on protein today, you could have a high protein snack. If you realize that you were hungry during the day, had nothing to eat, and therefore stayed hungry too long, you could plan a way to avoid that situation in the future.

This is a fundamentally different look at healthy eating. There is NO portion control. There is NO deprivation. If you have an emotional need to put a lot of energy into this healthy eating process that's fine. Think a lot about these constructive concepts and focuses. Ask yourself the questions in the above paragraph often.

If you can't stand the thought of putting energy into thinking about your eating. FINE. Ask yourself these constructive questions whenever you seem to be worrying about food or body image issues anyway. You would not be spending any more energy. You would just be redirecting your already used energy into a more constructive focus

Have you eaten enough today? People of all sizes need enough protein, complex carbs, fruits, veggies, and plenty of water. Give yourself what you need!

For more healthy living ideas see

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Kelly Bliss
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