Small Shifts & what no one will ever tell you about change.
So, about change.
In my experience, people who try to turn their eating habits around fail, most of the time. It’s just too damned hard to swap out everything you know - or think you know - for something different. It’s incredibly demanding and requires a tenacity that most of us can’t even fathom exists.
It’s a hot mess of fear, apprehension and paralysis. Bah, humbug.
That being said, it’s so much easier to do nothing, or complain, than it is to do the work required to change. If you aren’t in a situation where you have to change, odds are, you won't. It’s that simple.
Why is it so freakin' hard?
The answer is deceivingly simple. We are creatures of habit. We are generally perfectly content with the amount of joy or misery we carry around each day, and contentment is the enemy of change.
Insert: The Small Shift Method (that's what the nomadic wife is all about)
Little shifts, however, don’t feel like change per se. They feel more like autumn's first breeze. You know there’s a difference but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is. It’s the natural order of things taking place, and you can just go along with it. Your lifestyle evolves progressively. It feels safer. More comfortable. More doable.
That all sounds nice, but what does that look like in real life?
It can look exactly the way you want it to. Yes. You read that right. This wonderful journey we all call life is a choose-your-own-adventure. You’re in control. You got this. You so got this.
When you do make a small shift & experience, perhaps for the first time, the joy that comes along with these accomplishments I want you to celebrate. Yup. That's the fun part in this whole deal.
Small shift → celebrate → small shift → celebrate. Ready?
Examples of small shifts you can try today:
- Add greens to your next meal. Just a little. On the side.
- Take a quick 10 minute walk. (while chatting on the phone with your best girly totally counts!)
- Reduce your cups of coffee by one.
- Take a deep breath, right now & take note of how it feels in your body.
It may not seem like anything has changed. It may even seem insignificant, but you just took control of your life with this small shift and it was painless wasn’t it? The idea then, is to turn these small shifts & celebrations into a nourishing, wholesome lifestyle that you absolutely adore. One. Tiny. Shift. At. A. Time. So that it sticks.
Ready to take one more step in your new direction?
5 things each week that help me (and you) grow and shift. Food on my plate. Things that inspire me. Things I've just discovered. Quotes that get me thinking. The content won't be available anywhere else. Not on the blog. Not on here. Only in the emails.
Want to make a small shift in the kitchen & celebrate today?
Here are some super yummy seasonal recipes for you to try, love & share.