A Meme That’s Actually Thought-Provoking
a Level Up Your Life Early Bird Discount
I’m not big into memes on social media, but there’s one that’s caught my eye that I’ve been appreciating. Here’s my version:
$100 for healthy groceries “too expensive;” $100 on dinner out “totally reasonable.”
$130 for therapy session “steep;” $130 at Target “stuff was on sale!”
60 minutes to exercise “I wish I had time;” 60 minutes scrolling Instagram “where did the time go?”
20 minutes to meditate “I’m way too busy,” 20 minutes to grab coffee “a normal Tuesday.”
It’s all about what we’re choosing to prioritize.
We all have the same number of hours in a day.
And while we don’t all have the same amount of money, whether we choose to INVEST what we have in experiences that will enrich our lives in an ongoing way versus SPENDING what we have on things that don’t really give back is a choice we all have.
From pre-packaged food to 5-day crash diets to our reliance on fossil fuels, our society skews towards the quick fix, the convenient, the disposable over root-causes and sustainable solutions.
On some level, we get the wisdom that “a stitch in time saves 9” otherwise we wouldn’t be brushing our teeth or taking our cars for oil changes.
But when it comes to most everything else about our health, it’s a rare person who treats preventively. Part of this is cultural:
We have a disease-care system, not a health care system: We tend to wait until something breaks in order to address things rather than tending to imbalances as we notice them.
But I can tell you from two decades in the healing arts, it’s way easier to treat things early, and steer back in the direction of health, rather than wait until things go completely off the rails.
In Chinese Medicine, we’re taught to “treat beforehand,” and that only the inferior physician treats problems that have already manifested.
So I have a few questions for you: (If you’d prefer to close your eyes and spend 10 minutes checking in with your body, mind, breath and wisdom, I’ll guide you through an inquiry excercise here. )
- This week, did you “push yourself” to get something done? Or push past something emotional like sadness to deal with it later?
- Are you eating the right nourishing foods for your body, in the right amounts? Are you taking in that nourishment in way that allows you to digest it well?
- Are you frequently feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or lonely?
- Are you relying on caffeine and sugar to speed up or alcohol to slow down?
- Are you getting enough rest? (Sleep, downtime, alone time, time away from external stimulation)
- Are you getting enough movement? (Strengthening, circulating, stretching and opening)
- Are you saying yes when you’d love to be saying no?
- Are you making time for what brings you joy?
- Is there a gap between what you know you want to be doing to take care of yourself and what’s actually happening?
If any of these answers makes you want to change something, I’d love to help you. My life-changing healthy habits bootcamp / support group Level Up Your Life starts again in January, and I have room for a handful of clients who are beyond ready to start treating themselves with the utmost respect.
The time to apply is now, because we’re about to get busy with the holidays, and because there’s a deep discount for early birds you don’t want to miss.
P.S. In case you’re curious, here’s what a few of my real-life clients have to say about working with me.
You are worth taking care of.