For many individuals, passion and commitment are constantly equated to always being available for work/family/school tasks and, commonly, work stretches to weekend and night hours. There are often no time boundaries between work and personal time. We often feel physically and mentally exhausted with the work deadlines and yet we set weight loss and health deadlines (lose weight this month, lower blood glucose this week) that add to the emotional exhaustion when not accomplished in the expected time. It is therefore important to set realistic wellness goals.
Health (diet and exercise) then gets added to the list of unmet life demands. We set the health goals, then worry about the additional time demands that exercise and healthy meal prepping will come with. Many feel overwhelmed each day with a missed gym session, failure to pass by the grocery shop for food items in your meal plan or getting home so late to eat dinner in time. We then come to a false conclusion that we are too busy to exercise or eat healthy meals. The truth is a lack of time for self.
Set realistic time sensitive health goals to avoid stress associated with unmet goals. In 24hours a day, you deserve to spare at least 24minutes for self. With the minimum of 24minutes you can gradually adopt healthy diet for your health goals.
REGINA NANTEGE _DIETITIAN/ NUTRITIONIST
IMPACT NUTRITION COMPANY