While food is a biggie, it’s only one piece in the complex puzzle of enjoying a healthy life!
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the mindset that a perfect diet is the most important element to health and wellness. But something crucial to remember is… it’s not all about the food! You could be eating the most “perfect” diet in the world (whatever that is) but still not feeling the way you want to feel– which likely could mean that it’s not what you’re eating or not eating but something else in your life that needs attention.
We’re missing a lot if we focus too intently on exactly what and how much to eat and not on the other areas of life– like ensuring quality sleep and relaxation time, pursing friendships and social connections, lightening up with laughter, treating ourselves to sunlight and time in nature, exploring our favorite creative outlets, moving our bodies, doing kind things for others….just to name a few.
Oh, and loving a DOG!!
Bonnie is my gorgeous almost-2-year old half-Chihuahua mutt:
She makes me laugh,
Waiting for trick-or-treaters.
What a stinker.
gets me walking, running and playing outside,
teaches me to relax,
and no, having a dog is not without its challenging moments:
It was evident early on that she was not a fan of crates and much preferred destroying doggie beds to sleeping on them.
And yoga in the living room at home is also happening a lot more infrequently.
The love outweighs the frustrations and I am quite certain that having Bonnie in my life has only enriched it.