Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound. During this time of uncertainty and pause in our world, heaps of people have been tidying up their homes and organizing their lives. As a nomad and minimalist, I find this lifestyle simpler, more functional and doesn’t create more distractions to what I truly desire in my life. However, I still have a lot of stuff! Do you?
When Marie Kondo came out with her book “The life changing magic of tidying up“, I jumped for joy and totally understood her mission. She was helping people go deeper into their feelings around their possessions. Pure genius!
What I have witnessed watching her program on Netflix is that she helping people replace hidden guilts with joy. The clothes and items we possess have taught us something about ourselves, been a part of our life journey and help us preserve our personality and comfort zones.
The bigger vision of what I sense she is working on is our conscious and subconscious mind. Most of our day, society and our personal energy focuses on our conscious mind, which contains the critical thought function of our brains. The subconscious is the powerful layer underneath. The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. It does not think or reason independently. It merely obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind.
When you try to throw away your old favorite shirt, or attempt to implement a new habit, you can feel your subconscious pull you back toward your comfort zone. Even when you have one thought about doing something different will make you feel tense and uneasy. This stress is the discomfort zone. And in this zone is where you may discover more information. What thoughts about yourself do you catch in these moments?
For years, I was trying to help people loosen their gripping fears on choosing what foods are best for them. Their conscious and critical mind was working over time to not let them feel the past pains stored in the subconscious mind.
This is my “Feel Your Yes” step in the Feel Your Meal process. When we practice feeling our yes without judgement, we aren’t constantly making ourselves or the food choices WRONG. Instead we are more curious and understanding with our body and mind.
When we pause and relax our conscious mind around what we “should” eat. We may discover what we truly want and desire. This is super scary for people because it is linked to…
- feeling out of control
- failed past diets
- success with past diets and trying to replicate them
- complements and attention about losing weight (which may not always be received or felt as a good thing)
- embarrassment and shame about past choices and experiences
- what other people THINK!!!! is a big one!
When you are operating from your past subconscious programming and making decisions, this puts a lot of pressure onto the present moment. For example if you feel guilty for craving macaroni and cheese, this craving is not the issue. It is the WHY this craving is causing you guilt.
The first step is FEEL by taking 5 deep breaths. This relaxes your critical brain and creates a healthy boundary to the judgement caused in the moment.
If you are wanting to learn more about the Feel Your Meal process, head here to receive more information and support and stay tuned for my NEW upcoming masterclass.
In the meantime, I was recently invited to speak about this nutrition approach on an upcoming series regarding tidying and de-cluttering.
My friend Leanne is on a mission to help you live exactly the life you want to live, right now, instead of waiting for later to come. She’s hosting a free series, Ace Your Space: Declutter Your Life, Free Your Time, and Reclaim Your Energy.
And she’s invited me to speak on how to declutter your Nutrition beliefs that are holding you back. Leanne’s one of my favorite people to tackle these topics because she makes it FUN. And she really understands since she went through all of it herself!
To get access to this totally free series that you can watch from your couch (like Netflix for your mindset!)
with abundant nourishment,