Ever feel like nothing is safe or healthy in this world?
Every day, it seems like consumers need to avoid one more dangerous product:
- Brown rice isn’t refined like white rice, but it has levels of arsenic.
- Many brands of apple juice contain arsenic and lead.
- Nonstick cookware is dangerous to your health.
- BPA-free plastic isn’t as safe as consumers wish.
I could go on and on and on with discouraging headlines that make could make your head spin.
What is safe in this world?? For homemakers who want to make healthy choices for their families, what do you even do?
I have one word for you:
You can’t erase mistakes you’ve already made. And if you have a lifetime of unhealthy choices, things won’t change overnight. You might reap the health consequences of your past.
Might I suggest throwing a pity party for yourself … for a grand total of five minutes. Mourn, grieve and regret what you wish you would have done differently.
And then move on. Living in the past will do absolutely no good. Collect yourself and choose to be healthier. Decide what changes you need to make – and make them. You may only be able to muster one small change. That’s OK. Decide what you’d most like to change – and start making that one particular change.
Once it’s a habit, move on to your next change. Be prepared to get discouraged by health news. When you hear something new that disturbs you, put it on your list of things to change. Then make the changes.
You can only do so much with each day. Try to stop feeling overwhelmed by focusing on one change at a time. Make your changes – and live well – but try to do so without feeling absolutely stressed.
Remember to relax. And don’t be afraid to change for the better.
How do you deal with feeling overwhelmed by healthy changes you need to make?
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