“Where do I start?”
This is one of the most debilitating statements of all time. It halts all action before an inkling of traction has a chance. And these days, I think it’s harder than ever to find the starting line.
Overwhelm is real. Information is everywhere. And life is a lot. Not to mention, the state of the world and the political climate we live in weigh heavily on the body and mind.
But here’s one thing that I know – if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else. It’s imperative that you prioritize your own wellbeing. I truly believe the world depends on it.
Do you find yourself unsure of how to begin getting healthy? I promise it doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. Get ready for this brilliant nugget of wisdom…drumroll please….
Just start somewhere. Anywhere. It really doesn’t matter.
Decide. And do it.
So, wake up and drink a glass of water. Take a probiotic supplement every day. Walk around the block tomorrow night. Cook dinner with lots of vegetables. Take a week off of drinking alcohol. Try a yoga class. Write a gratitude list. Clean out one corner of clutter... just pick one.
The point is not to start in the "right" place or in the "best" way. The point is just to simply start.
Small shifts have the ability to move mountains. Habits aren’t made overnight and they aren’t made all at once. A lifestyle is developed, not imposed.
So, start here. Pick any healthy action that fits into your current life and actually do it.
And, as much as I’m struggling with this sentiment myself, the same applies for the state of the world. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the stories on the news and don’t know what to do, apply the same logic - small shifts can move mountains.
Smile at a stranger. You never know where the avalanche starts.