Link to Vlog – beginning the journey – in which I try to find a starting point to create a new healthy world order for myself…
A more or less transcription of the vlog is set out here with the full versions of the drawings to have a closer look at should you wish! It goes something like this:
‘I dunno about you but I find the amount of information there is around concerning the whys and wherefores of healthy eating and healthy living a tad overwhelming – I really want to find a path through, create some kind of instruction manual for my healthy self but, frankly, I didn’t know where to begin…!
Common sense suggests many things contribute to the answer – our genetics, the food we eat, the lifestyle we lead, our financial and geographical access even the mental attitude we adopt.
So I decided to attempt to distill all the many rampaging thoughts, stashes of information, facts, trivia and theories I already have coursing through my brain down about all this into an initial idea – or rather a starting point – from which to begin my explorations and investigations proper.
Trouble is this distilling process could take ages to sift through all the detritus to find the nuggets of gold so I set myself a 5 minute limit and just wrote down headline words around the subject and these are the things came to the front. You’ll be able to add hundreds more, no doubt, but as I say it’s a starting point at least! This is what came out of my head…!
Already terrifying! I shall now go and have a lie down for a while…and cry a bit I think too…
Right, I’m back and as Alison Moyet would say, ‘I’m all cried out…’! So, how in the name of all things sane am I supposed to juggle all that?! Well, first thing, I’m gonna jettison all that pointless stuff – celebrity diets, super-model six packs and attempted perfection and comparison. Ooof it’s embarrassing that nonsense is even in my head…!
The rest I will need to organise into some sort of manageable system or I’m in danger of ping-ponging between them all – spending 5 minutes on each and not really achieving much OR worse still – ricocheting off each thing terrified and racked with guilt that I’ve not achieved any of them at all!! Spinning around like a dog chasing its tail…!!
None of this will do my health – body or mind – any good!
I always think it’s like spinning plates that we have to keep going! Giving each one a tiny swizzle to prevent it from crashing to the floor…!
This clearly leads to madness! So, with the barriers of healthy living, I mentioned in the previous post, firmly in mind and for the true purpose of future investigations and explorations – I have tried to organise this even more – and attempted to create a visual to keep in mind all the key elements that I need to remind myself of so I can begin to understand and establish my new world health order!
Hmmm…this puts me in mind of the phrase ‘everything in moderation’ – but perhaps the truth is nearer ‘everything in balance’.
As a final thought…if I am able to create a blueprint for a healthy, vital lifestyle is it actually going to be possible to achieve and will I be able to do the things needed to achieve it, and, ultimately will I want to…?
We shall see…’
Link to the vlog here