Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder
A big thank-you to Kathleen Murphy, -the next of The Health and Happiness Collective to share her wise, supportive guidance.
Getting started on a health kick is often overwhelming, particularly if there are a lot of changes to be made or many habits that you feel need adjusting. However, as with most things in life, simplifying your approach can remove unnecessary stress and help you turn these changes into easily maintained habits.
Here is my number 1 tip on where to start.
Be honest about the quality of your diet and how it makes you feel.
What percentage of your diet is made up of processed and/or packaged foods? Does your diet feature food or drinks that leave you feeling heavy, bloated or a bit ‘off’. Do you eat because you’re hungry? Because you’re bored? Because you’re feeding mid-afternoon sugar cravings? Or, are you eating without being aware of ‘why’?
These are important questions, as they’ll help you nut out what’s driving both your healthy and unhealthy habits.
Also be honest…
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