“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe.
I dig on planning. It makes many things easier. But I have been known to think self-improvement plans to death. A slow, agonizing death, at that. Because I’m good at that.
But even the humblest of action trumps planning, every single time. So let’s talk ACTION.
Zen Tips for Evolving Your LIfe
- Start wherever you’re at. But start. Now is good. We sabotage ourselves by planning the perfect start to our self-overhaul promises. Because all that planning? It’s procrastination in a fancy dress.
- Do the easiest things first. There’s less resistance to easy changes, and you begin momentum in the direction you want to go. Little things add up.
- Don’t shoot for perfect. Shoot for better. Perfect is a pipe dream. It doesn’t exist in nature. We all fall short. But better? Better is always attainable and sustainable. No matter where you are, you can always pour a little better on top.
- Erase complaint. If you find yourself whining and moaning inwardly or aloud, look for a distraction to turn it around. The better you feel, the easier it is to keep it up.
- Only powwow with the supportive. Nobody else needs a say. You want to round up the folks on your side if you’re gonna chat about your changes. (And who those people are may surprise you.It did, me.)
- Seek the joy. Find ways to appreciate and celebrate positive differences. Reward it.! Soak and revel in it. Thank yourself for being kind to you.
If you look for ways to keep process interesting and fun, keeping your creativity engaged, it makes this journey more of a vacation than a chore. Keep the process pleasant. Find ways to like it!
Why do you think we post so many recipes on Low Carb Zen? They’re ideas to keep you inspired. That’s how you evolve.
I don’t know about you, but I need all the help evolving I can get!
That’s why I’m excited to be a part of Paleo Plan’s “Evolve your Life” bundle this year. Besides having material from some heavy hitters in the Low Carb/Natural eating space (Mark Sisson, Maria Emmerich, etc.) It’s got a couple of my favorite books in there–DJ Foodie’s Taking Out the Carbage and–ahem–my own Weight Loss Zen–an extended pep talk slathered in love. AND a whole lot more.
I can’t believe I’m part of a curated bundle! Me, the unlikeliest food blogger ever. It’s enough to make my head go all spinny.
But enough about me. With or without my book, the bundle is a great deal. Like, stunningly great. Including over $1137’s worth of real-food-focused books, meal plans, discounts and more. And all for $29. That is 97% off.
But don’t mess around. This sale only lasts a week and then it’s poof…