Have you seen all the diet and nutrition blogs popping up everywhere on the internet? There is a new diet that will help you lose 10lb in 10 days, but are these diets and nutrition blogs addressing the core of our health issues? I would say NO!! Most people operate at a very fast pace lifestyle running from here and there with very little down time to think or process what has occurred during their day. Well that is where your primary food comes into play. What is Primary Food? Primary food is not even food at all, it has to do with your Spiritual and emotional being. Most people do not take time to really get enough primary food into their daily life. Here are a few ways to help with increasing your primary food; they can be pretty easy, once you get the hang of a few steps.
1. Schedule your day
If we know what we have ahead of us for the day, then we know where we have breaks and where we can find time to increase our Primary Food. You have to make yourself a HIGH Priority in your own life. What good are you to others if you are spiritually and emotionally zapped? YOU are Priority Number 1 on your list! You are not being selfish. What you are doing is taking time to deal with YOU, so YOU can be a better father, mother, husband, wife...etc.
2. Quiet Time
In your daily schedule build in 5-60 minutes of quiet time away from everyone. That can be time spent praying, meditating, or just sitting and enjoying Mother Nature. This is your time to enjoy YOU, and to think through whatever is happening in your life. Use this time to develop a deeper and closer relationship with God, by going to God in prayer and seeking clarity. Meditation is great right after Prayer, because now you are open to hear from God. Mediation is also great, because it allows you to declutter your mind and reflect on what is important in your life.
Always be thankful for the people you have in your life, and where you are. Most times we get so caught up in trying to achieve our next level of success that we lose sight of all the steps we have taken to be where we are at that very moment. Tell others how much they mean to you, and thank them for their contribution to your life.
At the end of your day take a few minutes to reflect on how your day went. What could you have done better or where did you grow as an individual? Self-reflection is a great tool to help you work out the many daily challenges that we encounter.
When you start incorporating these tasks into your life, you will be able to enjoy your secondary food (real food) even more. You are no longer using your secondary food as coping mechanism and you are less stressed. Each persons’body responds to food differently, but all of our bodies respond to the lack of quality Primary food the same.
“So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”