Our CHALLENGE #2: PEOPLE!
Yes, many different people: Family members, Friends, Co-workers, even Strangers this time of year…
In many different ways, from subtle & sweet to downright aggressive & controlling…
From people who may wish to be supportive of our desire to do things differently [more healthfully], but don’t really understand how to be of help; to others who may actually discourage or sabotage our efforts, preferring we didn’t change our ways, even though such changes would be for our ultimate good.
Yet, if we only had to meet this challenge just once in a rare while, such as on Christmas day, it really wouldn’t be a big issue at all. But for many of us, however, it’s a challenge that we must often face, several times a week or even daily, especially during this season, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, which is why Challenge #2 can be the problem that’s been taking “option C” out of the equation altogether for us for years — unless we meet it head on… with a plan!
Which then bring us to Part III’s “Tips”!
Challenge #2 Holiday-Time (& Beyond) Tips:
1.) Consider your Why / your Reasons for wanting (and needing) option C, remembering that YOU matter! Your Feelings, Your Goals, Your Health all matter! Believe it. And resolve to do what it takes to get to a healthier, more nourishing place.
Often remind yourself of this reality, and of the “Why”. Consider how giving in to this challenge on a regular basis has been of no help to you, or to your loved ones—and may even be harming your health if nothing begins to change.
2.) Consider your Decision: Make up your mind ahead of time by planning your “Yes” and your “No, thank you” before the challenge greets you; as well as by planning a few creative ways [that can be clear, yet comfortable/kind] for meeting it on your terms. This Tip is important because it’s often the spontaneous (unplanned) indulgences that take us furthest away from our new & improved path (and our option C).
3.) Still consider/review the previous Holiday-Time Tips within this series, since they will also help in successfully meeting this challenge, too. After-all, practice does make easy!
“Tis a New Season Part II” can be found at https://thewaytonourishforlife.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/tis-a-new-season-part-ii-are-you-prepared-2/
And “Tis a New Season” initial post at: https://thewaytonourishforlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/tis-a-new-season
One more challenge (with tips) to come! Time to REJOICE! So see you again soon, as we continue to Hope–Prepare–Enjoy!. —EF 12/18/2013
©2013.–The Way to Nourish for Life: Ideas expressed within this post are those of The Way to Nourish for Life RD [EF]. Note: Please refer to ABOUT section of “The Way to Nourish for Life” for caveat: https://thewaytonourishforlife.wordpress.com/about