So I say this for a few different reasons. Living in the world today we have so much information at our fingertips 24/7. This is a blessing and a curse at the same time in my opinion.
When I hear about the newest type of “diet” to be at your best I look it up. I am always thinking what can I do better, eat better, add to my routine to make my life better BUT then I realize that all that information just clutters my head with stuff and adds confusion to my day. In reality, I should just listen to what my body, my mind and my surroundings are telling me to do.
I just tried the Ketogenic way of eating. It had some great points and I totally understand why it works and is great for your body. I tried it for two weeks and am not going to stick with it. I felt great and was not hungry but in real life with my family eating different foods and snacking, it was really hard for me. Plus how are you supposed to completely get rid of sugars and carbs in your day, every day?! I am a chocoholic, if you give me one piece of dark chocolate at night with my tea, I am a happy camper. If you tell me “never again!” I will eat an entire cake, and the ice cream that goes with it.
I think for me and my family the best way to deal with everything in life is to keep it simple. The foods we eat, the household products we use, the belongings we have, the places we go, the entertainment we choose, all of it! Simple choices that make us feel good is the goal!
I am growing a garden this year big enough to feed the neighborhood! I am so excited for that, and cannot wait to sit in the garden and just relax. Weeding and watching the world around me, that makes me happy! To some that may sound like torture, which means you still have to find that simple happy place that is right for you 🙂
Having that garden also means that our diets will include all sorts of awesome fresh vegetables! This gets my whole family pumped up! Even my 13 year old is excited to try a cucumber that he watched grow right in the front yard, and you can totally taste the freshness! My goal this year to is keep the garden growing year round. I bought a book that will teach me how. I will read it while I am in my garden 🙂
So I basically need to put my phone down, not worry about all of things I could be doing that might be great ideas for me and just do what I know makes me feel awesome 🙂 If you feel the same, write me a comment! I would love to hear where your simple happy place is in your life!