The steps one can take to pursue health and happiness are myriad.
Even with all of these options, we often close ourselves off to only one.
We just “know” it’s the way for us.
Even when we’re not progressing.
Even when it detracts from other areas of our life.
Maybe it’s our vegan, paleo, carnivore, or flexible diet.
Maybe it’s powerlifting, running, or crossfit.
Maybe it’s even specific meditation modality.
We tend to pick a strategy and stick to it.
Day in and day out.
Sure, we may be low in energy.
Our sleep may suck.
Our body composition might not be changing.
Our mood may suffer.
Our lives may feel out of balance.
Yet we double down.
We look for ways to do our diet more seriously.
We seek out help for our training technique.
We tell ourselves that if we just give it a little bit more, it’ll pay off.
Yet it isn’t.
It likely won’t.
It might be time for a change.
You can diet harder.
Train more more intensely.
Get really freaking good at whatever efforts you’re making.
If you’re not moving toward a most excellent life, what’s the point?
Don’t mistake the tool for the job.
Keep in mind “why” you’re doing the “what”.
Is your diet actually helping you feel awesome?
Is your training actually building strength and confidence?
Is your mindfulness practice actually cultivating awareness and peace?
Are any of these efforts actually helping to move you toward a most excellent life?
If not, let it go.
Try something new.
You owe nothing to anybody but yourself.
And you owe yourself nothing but the best life.
However that looks to you.
Whatever works best for you to make it happen.
You are worthy of that.
You’ve got this.