Holiday Eating Myths (+ Healthy Holiday Guide)
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‘Tis the season for all the healthy holiday tips and hacks. Tips that you potentially didn’t even ask for. They were just laid before you as the pinnacle of living healthy this holiday season.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve shared my fair share of tips and hacks. Most of which become another standard few will meet, including myself.
This year, I asked myself, why another list?
Did the list work? Are they practical? Perhaps yes. But only if they don’t cause more overwhelm and stress.
For many, the stress you feel attempting to complete healthy things often outweighs the benefits. When this happens, it doesn’t matter how hard you try. You probably won’t arrive where you intended. And there is nothing more frustrating than this.
That’s why we have to do something different. We have to approach the holidays with a new perspective. This year, I put together a list of unconventional healthy holiday tips.
Health is not the reason for living. It’s the tool to live.
Let me just come out and say it. If health is your focus this season, it’s wrong.
Health, while deserving of attention, should not be the focus. Focus should be reserved for the purpose of life.
In regards to the holidays, that is the reason for the season. That reason is the birth of Christ.
Focusing on anything but that creates space for holiday overwhelm, problems, and drama to take center stage. Arguably, that’s why focusing on health only amplifies your health struggles. Because you feed what you focus on.
If you focus on your health problems, weight problems, or cookie-eating problems, they’ll always be a problem.
You might be driven to consume all the sugar cookies this holiday season. It’s a human desire to consume pleasurable food. But the real problem is not the cookies. It’s how much focus you’ve put on your health and away from your purpose.
Contrary to popular belief, health is not the purpose of life and, therefore should not be the focus of it.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attend to your health. It does need attention, but attention and focus are two different things.
Focus is the center of your interest.
Attention is the act of dealing with or taking special care of.
I like to think of focus as the center of your mind. The center your life revolves around. Attention is the action you take to support your focus.
I don’t want to complicate things, so let’s keep it simple.
Stop focusing on health. Most of your thoughts this season should be on the reason for the season. But you should attend to your health.
That brings me to your unconventional Holiday Tips.
🎄🎅 Unconventional Holiday Tips:
Focusing on what is right or wrong without shifting your perspective of what health is never works. This year, focus on that paradigm shift, keeping health in its rightful place, needing attention but not focus.
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