There are days when I really start to wonder if my head is screwed on the appropriate way. Mainly its the days that I realize I’ve once again jumped way to far ahead of myself and have done something either dramatic without thinking and started some overhaul of a project without (you guessed it) thinking.
Five months ago I did just that, I took on a pretty drastic project that led me down this jagged little journey of over-obsessing, annoyances, and an overall feeling of a goal that wasn’t worth while.
….it really wasn’t. I knew I wanted to change my dietary habits more than I already have over the years, but going GMO-free wasn’t necessarily what my priorities were set on.
The other day I hit my breaking point.
I finally took a minute to screw my head back on properly and come up with the goal that I was truthfully trying to reach, so I’ve started down that path now….and it’s a good one for me and everyone else. However, before I venture down too far, I wanted to share 10 things that I’ve learned over the past few months of changes:
1. No matter how hard you try not to, there will come a moment that you end up pushing your agenda and not only piss everyone around you off, but also yourself.
2. There are many moments that circle around being borderline obsessive. Don’t let these moments overcome you. Life is too short to stress over the little mistakes and the occurrences that will not always going to be in your favor.
3. There possible might come a moment where you figure out that the project you ventured on isn’t really what you should have been aiming for in the beginning. I’ve found that the point I’ve been driving home hard isn’t so much about genetically modified organisms, but more about eating clean with an emphasis on organic, fruits, vegetables, hormone free protein and dairy and avoiding artificial ingredients, preservatives, processed items, and anything unnatural. I’ve opened myself up to a different path.
4. The moment your meals start lacking excitement and you’re finding the same vegetable filled salad filling your stomach each night…you’re heading in the wrong direction. Reinvent each meal to fit the lifestyle you’re living, but make sure it’s full of flavorful, inventive, and exploratory dishes.
5. The moment you start to dislike yourself and realize you’re being selfish, change…..now. Stop, do not pass go…change that lonely path you’re leading yourself down now before you become your own worst enemy.
6. Never underestimate the power of a one person freezer stocking party. One entire day spent in the kitchen making 20 different freezer friendly (and lifestyle friendly) dishes and assorted rolls is a stress reliever….especially when you come in late from work and you’re thinking about having another one of those vegetable filled salads again.
7. You’re not as lonely in your changes as you might come to believe. The people around you might be making the smallest of changes, but they are making changes. Give these people some credit and cut them some slack, they’re there to support you.
8. Don’t let things get the best of you especially those frustrations that will come in waves. Things happen, sometimes against your control, it’s how you handle these happenings that really matters (I need to remember this in life too).
9. Focus on your goals and the overall picture is ten times better than mainly focusing on one certain and specific
10. There is no reason to change who you are personality and thought wise because you’re changing your insides. Be who you are, not what you’re doing.