Focusing on Things Within My Control
Monday, March 30, 2020
It is strange how the current world chaos has in some ways helped me improve my focus on weight loss and getting healthier. Rather than obsessing about the things I have no control over, it's been helpful for me to focus on those things within my control - like exercising, healthy eating and physical distancing.
In being hyper-vigilant about handwashing, physical distancing (really just driving between work and home), and limiting my time watching the news and online activities, it's left a lot of extra time for me each day. It's allowed me to focus on building healthy meals and snacks, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and getting enough daily exercise to help alleviate the very real stresses so many of us are feeling.
And to my surprise and delight, these behaviors have actually started to take hold in my life and are starting to become healthy habits. I think we've got a ways to go until things will be back to "normal" - but in the meantime, focusing on the things that I can actually control has been very helpful for me, both physically and mentally.
Best wishes to all of you.