How to not become overwhelmed along your health journeySep 03, 2022
All of the health information that gets thrown at you can be really overwhelming.
Once you start learning about the toxins in the environment, our food system, how 99% of our cosmetics are loaded with endocrine disrupting chemicals… you may just want to say f*ck it, throw in the towel, move off grid, start a homestead, raise your own animals and… actually, who doesn’t want to do that?!
Just kidding, I know that’s not for everyone. So while we’re here, in real life, educating ourselves because we genuinely want to live better lives and feel amazing, I want to try to help you tone down some of the inevitable overwhelm that comes with learning more and more [hello information overload] and bring some perspective and order to your journey.
Here’s some suggestions of how to progress comfortably & to avoid stressing yourself out —
1. Continue to educate yourself, but take time to reflect and do your own research. If we continuously stuff more and more information into our brains, we leave hardly anytime to understand the relevance or gauge whether this information resonates with us. It’s a good idea to pay special attention to who you allow on your social media feeds because this seems to be the main source of “education” for people these days. What you should realize is that anyone can post anything about any topic… whether it’s true or not.
So I suggest each new piece of info you pick up, thinking about whether it applies to your life or if you can relate. And then do a quick double check on somewhere reliable, like Google Scholar, if it’s something that’s really important and challenges your beliefs. It’s good to challenge your beliefs, but it’s also good to not be led into extremist mentality and end up doing something you may regret.
2. Focus on one thing at a time. This is a really elementary idea, we’ve all been told this before, but I know from my own personal experience that once I started learning all of these new health ideas, I made huge lifestyle changes all at once, and I was left feeling really overwhelmed and even more confused and unsure about my actions.
We’ve got to change our cosmetics. Filter our water and air. Clean up our cleaning supplies. Buy non toxic clothes. Eat X way. Yada yada….
That’s a LOT. Luckily, doing ONE thing at a time to improve your health is all it takes to see progress. Baby steps, people! What that may look like is tossing your toxic cleaning supplies once you’ve used the last of it, and investing in a cleaner brand (or make your own!). Switching out your 2-in-1 deodorant/antiperspirant for a non-toxic option. Remove a snack that contains vegetable oils and add in a healthier option. Little by little, this will all add up, but it does not need to be done all at once. Unless you have the financial means and unlimited time to basically restart your life, don’t be so hard on yourself to go slow with making changes.
3. Tackle those low hanging fruits. Things like eating regular meals and taking walks throughout the day. Having a good nutritional foundation and being active are going to set you up for success when it comes to making important decisions about the rest of your life.
4. Understand HOW your body works and what it requires. This should actually be a required “continued education” material for everyone because if we had a better gauge on our physiology, our NEEDS and requirements as women (and men), we could bypass a lot of the conflicting misinformation out there and EAT and LIVE in a way that sets the body up for healing and success.
This is why we spent over a year of our lives here creating a course that does just that - provides the education necessary for you to become your own best health advocate and guide. We touch on all the important topics you may be confused about in an orderly fashion, utilizing a road map that walks you through a massive lifestyle shift step by step.
While investing in a course may not be on the table for everyone right now, here's my final recommendation --
5. INVEST in your health. Whether that be a coach, a course, some type of therapy, better food, EDUCATION.
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. When we know better, we can do better.
Personal experience, common sense, and an optimistic and reasonable perspective helps, too.
Just know that wherever you are on your journey is where you are meant to be. Don’t rush anything, and take it day by day, enjoying the little things we often overlook when trying to make our lives perfect.
There is no perfection. We’ll get where we need to be when we’re ready.
“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” - Chinese proverb