Upgrade Your Routine
When life moves on to a new chapter, the first thing that goes out the window will often be any element of routine. The excitement of change, the socialising with new colleagues and the exhaustion of a new focus and task that lies ahead often mean that a balanced diet and exercise routine are switched out for coffee and canapés.
After studying for 19 years of my life, having chosen a four-year degree before deciding to convert to law, I have finally entered the real world of work. I have an office to be present at every day, extensive training to attend and a minefield of information to digest! One thing I have found key, however, has been to try – even in the smallest ways – to maintain some level of normality and stability in my everyday life.
While I am still in the very early days, here are a couple of tips relating to how to try and adjust which will help in order not to be overwhelmed by change!
The Power Of Intuitive Eating
Like most men and women in this day and age, I have spent some time dieting and exercising in that quest to “lose weight”, “get healthy” or “tone up” – I’m sure you can fill in the blank with your own expression. I was pretty lucky, however, that this angst around my body started relatively late in life (my late 20s). Perhaps this is because I grew up around a mother with a very healthy attitude to her weight, so I never saw dieting as normal behaviour.
Red or Blue? Red or Blue? Choose between the red or blue pill.
The red pill represents living in truth and reality, whereas the blue pill represents living in ignorance and bliss. This is the familiar scene from the movie The Matrix. Though The Matrix came out a while ago, the options haven’t changed, and the matrix still exists. What’s changed is the thinking that we don’t have a choice in the matter.
We just go along humdrum in the same routine allowing adulting, life’s situations, and people, to dupe us into believing that we are powerless and have no control over our happiness. Instead of seeing that we have a choice, we get suckered into believing that the decisions are automatic or this is what “you must do” or “this happened, so I had to.”
This thinking is a sure fire eliminator of happiness and the reason why a lot of people in today’s world are unhappy. Life isn’t about the red or blue pill. Life is about choices, and the mere fact that we have a choice is ultimate power.