PHOTOS by Alex.
I planned to publish my first video interview this morning.
I did not for several reasons. One of them being that I was not realistic enough and thought I was a Super Woman.
I wanted to dedicate today’s post to self-care and learning to rest. It is quite hard when you have a baby, work full-time and trying to create something that will be meaningful. I am scared that I will not achieve all the goals I set for myself this year. And herein lies the problem. I tend to be too hard on myself. I keep pushing myself when it comes to blogging, podcasts, and interviews.
I realized how unrealistic my expectations are when I pondered about a friend of mine. She is following a strict diet. After dieting for half of my life, I feel that diets are just another side of the same coin= pushing your limits. It is important to be healthy and follow a healthy diet. But once you stop eating a certain type of food, it is bordering with an eating disorder. Now, I am talking about my vision and my experience. I can’t see what is in someone else’s mind. It is popular to fast, not to eat meat or becoming vegan. I am still not fully convinced that this is the best way to combat lifestyle diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer or obesity. I make my green smoothie in the morning because I love the taste. I love fresh spinach and adding it to my smoothie. I don’t care about losing weight or following a trend. I believe that instead of dieting, we should learn to listen to our body. When you watch small children, they have this innate knowledge -they will not eat when their body doesn’t need it. Most of us eat what we “like” instead of what the body “needs”.
Coming back to making plans and whether it makes sense, I think it is better to go with the flow. You can make plans but you have to learn to be soft and able to bend when unexpected changes come. At the end, most of the things I plan in my mind happen differently in reality. But maybe that is how it is supposed to be.
P.S.: By the way, thank you, everyone, for your kind comments on my article about trusting the process. I received results of my blood tests and I am fine…I should just get some rest.