Keep it simple

We overcomplicated everything. It's in our nature to take everything we know as true and begin to add to it. Fitness is such a great example of this. In order to be healthy: mind, body, and spirit you have to eat wholesome nutritious food and move your body through moderate cardiovascular exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. It's pretty simple right?

In life we have a tendency to take the information we've learned and apply in to all that we do rather than taking the information we learned and seeing how we can fit that all in. It's sorta like all these pieces are strings of yarn that was free flowing and beautiful in its simplicity and then we wanted to get fancy with it. And over time before we know it we've turned this one piece of yarn into an big ball of yarn that loose strings everywhere and we don't know which one to pull to untangle it. Sound pretty familiar? 

I did this with my health and fitness and I often do it with work and my personal life.  I spent some time reflecting on this idea the other day and the question that I needed answered amongst all the other questions was: How do I prevent this from happening in the future? Being the planner that I am and the over achiever I'm always looking for solutions. I often come to this conclusion :

Each part of our lives are so important to our overall health and yes there are so many things we can say yes to. But sometimes in order to open the doors of abundance you have to say no to the things that do no add value to your worth. 

Here are some questions to ask yourself in the event that you find yourself wondering, If I say yes, will this be worth it?

  1. Does it serve my purpose or bring me joy? And how will it do that?
  2. Does it go against my own intention?
  3. What does my intuition say?
  4. By adding this into my life, I will be taking away from ________. Am I ok with this?
  5. Am I passionate about __________? 

Sometimes challenging ourselves to think in this capacity is hard. It can make us sit in a standstill, but just remember there are two things you cannot earn back or buy: time and self worth.

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.