“I need to go on a diet.”
Similar to college orientation: look to your left, now look to your right. At least two of you have said that exact phrase at some point.
When you say or hear that phrase, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Yes, making changes to your nutrition can be helpful.
What else can you diet from?
Social media, news, clickbait articles, emails, Netflix, swiping left & right. That’s a pretty good list to start with.
Pick just one of those, or anything else you know you are wasting time on in your daily life. Substitute it for a new daily habit that is focused on improving your health.
Or, at a minimum, commit to not doing that action until you complete the habit first.
“I will not check Instagram until I do a 5-minute meditation.”
“I’m not allowed to visit the internet in any shape or form until I drink another full glass of water.”
“Can’t start the next episode of Breaking Bad until I walk for at least 20 minutes first.”
I don’t care how busy you are, how many obligations you have, what your job title is - there is something you do regularly that is not that useful. It’s up to you to figure out what that is and how to substitute it.
Leave a comment below and let us know what new “diet” you tried, and what you replaced it with.