Then something happens. Some call it resolve. Some call it lazy. I have called it reward. The mind has an ingenious way of convincing (fooling) us that we’re really doing our best. We feel pretty good right now, and comfort food just tastes better.
Perhaps you don't think you have the time to get your diet & lifestyle in order.
I say, "Wouldn't NOW be a good time to start?”
Fringe Dwelling Has Its Perks
I was fortunate to be raised as a teenager in a Fringe Dwellerhousehold. We thought for ourselves and did not fall for the lies we read or heard on television about how healthy convenience foods were or why we should buy stuff (we didn't need) in order to feel happy and important.
We watched PBS, listened to music, read books (most on health and healing), baked bread every week, made our own butter and yogurt, and lived simply, within our means.
Thrift store shopping was the norm and gifts were often books of poetry or something that would teach or stimulate the mind. We lived in the country, tended a garden, chopped our firewood and walked in the woods in search of mushrooms.
I'm not suggesting a move to the hills will guarantee a happier life. Only that where there are fewer distractions it's easier to discern what is most important in life. Such as taking care of your health and well-being.
Life was simpler back then...
Not just because there were fewer people, but because we were awake to the madness. The mass hypnosis is even more evident today. It's consuming those struggling to fill a “happy void” with stuff they’ve been brainwashed to believe they must have to feel good about themselves and who they are.
Life wasn’t meant to be difficult. And we surely weren’t created
to be unhealthy and unhappy.
You don’t have to give up television, but I suggest you mute the commercials and view programs that lift your spirit. And by all means, don't believe everything you hear. Do your own research. When in doubt, "follow the money." You can tell a lot about an organization by the people who fund it.