As my last post implied about restaurants, I was on vacation for a bit.
Upon returning from vacation, my writing time, my family time, my work productivity, my exercise habits, and my simpleweight development time have been competing for attention as demonstrated by my recent drop off in simpleweight posts. It’s amazing when one’s commitments begin to compete how people react.
- Some people buckle down, pick one thing and get right to it.
- Other people multi-task, and do little things from every piece.
- Other people become overwhelmed by the forest of projects that the tasks that are trees get lost and ultimately procrastination sets in.
- Other people trim their obligations.
- We all follow our Inner Eye trained by our Habits.
Since humans are creatures of habits, regardless of your response, all of us tend to slip in to old habits. I know I have. My eating quantity is up, my exercise is down, and my emotional state is directly related to that. While reading the web as I love to do, I noticed this:
When the schedule gets squeezed, exercise and diet are the last things to cut from my daily routine. –some commenter on some blog somewhere.
That’s a great mind-set. Health and Fitness should be one of your top priorities. I know I can help improve it. In fact, I believe when you improve your diet and exercise, the rest of the commitments tend to fall in place. It’s a balance between your passions, your fitness, and your spiritualism/science. When one is of out whack, the rest of them follow suit.
Here’s a good analogy: While driving a car or riding a bicycle, if you look to the right, you will start to move towards the direction you are looking. It’s a balance. The same came be said for our fitness habits.
If you let one of your habits veer off course, the rest of your habits will follow. The reverse can be said.
For example, I noticed if I start exercising, I feel good, and then without thinking I start to become conscious of my eating habits.
Another example, a friend of mine and I went to a baseball game. I ate a hot dog, and he ate a salad. — Huh? A salad at a ball game? Well, the backstory is the friend is highly motivated to eat healthy and exercise. In no uncertain terms, his doctor said exercise and eat healthy. Wow, what motivation.
Now, my friend asks, instead of how am I going to fit that run in, how am I going to fit in everything around my running time. The exercise time is non-negotiable. By changing your self-questions, one changes their habits and ultimately creates the healthy balance.
Where is your inner eye looking? How has that impacted your fitness habits?