It's new year and your ready to declutter your life and get to living the life you feel you have been missing out on. You want to clear the schedule and hit the gym. Eat better so you plan to meal prep. However, there is more to sustaining this lifestyle than making time for a workout and eating clean food. Sure, it's a huge part of it. I would say the foundation to seeing results and living healthier but how do you hold onto it? Get it started? Most importantly, stay committed? Here are some tips that have helped me push pass the funk, revive my motivation and sustained this lifestyle for almost 10 years now.
Find Simplicity In The Chaos
Your tired of how you feel in the life you are living. Therefore, it is time to start moving towards the life you want. To do that you need to create that feeling. You need to put yourself in the surroundings that make you feel motivated. Remove the clutter in your life. It will be a lot easier to focus if you don't feel your constantly digging through an unorganized mess. The mess can create feelings of stress. Having too many things in your closet or life can make decision making difficult. It can make you overwhelmed and those feeling will exhaust you and leak into your day.
Purge. Purge It All
I suggest starting with the closet. I say this because we wear clothes EVERYDAY. There is something very freeing about tossing away those old clothes you haven't worn in 5 years. I have a rule of thumb. If I didn't wear for the previous season, it doesn't stay into the next. I also finds this helps me stay on track with my fitness. I was over weight once. I know what it is like to have those jeans that make you feel safe. You know, the pair that you wear after the holidays. When you haven't been as diligent with the gym or your eating. Yeah, those jeans. Toss them. It is time to let go of the safety blanket. If you have already worked to get to a certain happy place, don't hold onto items. That chapter is done. Use the clothes that fit you now and fit you right. As your go to items and the ones to keep you in check.
Watch The Stress Just Slip To The Curb
Living a more simplistic life has been one of the ways I have been able to keep up with exercise and clean eating. I like to feel good in my clothes, I don't want to waste time torturing myself in a closet of things that don't fit. I believe eating clean gives me freedom to have those perfect pieces. The ones I am always excited to wear. I save time to the things I love. I don't feel stressed. It's a practice of letting go and moving on.
Be In Your Now
Purging out the closet will let you be more present. It may sound silly but ask around. People who clean out their mess regularly are less stressed, more organized. Can find the time and honour it. Being in your now will help you stay grounded. It will connect you with what matters to you today. It will keep you focused on those feel goods. As I always like to say, the better we feel the more we want it. The more we will do what it takes to get it.