KISS for an easy life…
KISS - keep it simple, stupid.
The KISS idea has been around for a long time, I’m sure it’s not new to you.
But sometimes the age-old ideas, the things we think we already know, get buried so far back in our cluttered minds that it’s good to drag them out again and refresh them.
When you can’t see the wood for the trees, sometimes it helps to go back to basics.
Can’t focus on 12 things at once
The 12 Core Principles of Mother Nature’s Diet are fabulously simple to grasp, in my humble opinion, but I often find people who like Mother Nature’s Diet and want to live this way who find one major problem with them - there’s 12 of them! Twelve!
Holy moly, how can anyone work on 12 things at once?!?!?
OK, I get it, there’s a lot to take in.
Let me help you
Life is complicated, so let me help you make this a bit simpler.
You’re overweight, or out of shape, or unfit, or unhealthy, or ageing badly, or worried about your future. OK, so you want to see improvements, you want your ‘outcomes’ or ‘results’ to change.
Well, then, you’re going to have to make changes.
You see, if you keep doing what you’ve been doing…
You’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.
What you’re getting, that’s your results. That’s obesity, or feeling unfit, or ageing poorly, or whatever it is that troubles you individually.
So to change your results, you have to change your behaviour. You gotta do something different, to change your outcomes, that’s how this works.
There are 12 Core Principles. Ignore 11 of them, and just pick one.
Work on that one. JFDI. No excuses, forget the other 11.
Pick one and do it.
Once that’s in, once that’s habit, once you’ve nailed that bad boy and life’s lookin’ rosy, then go pick another and do that.
See. Simples. Aren’t you glad I showed up?
You might start with Core Principle 1. Just cut those starchy carbs and processed grains down, and eat a load more vegetables instead.
That’s it, for the next month just do that, maybe two months, just do that til it’s nailed.
Then pick another.
Simple. Don’t get stressed, don’t get confused, don’t get overwhelmed. Just pick one thing and get it licked.
No ‘paralysis by analysis’ here, just steady progress.
Keep it simple, stupid.
Progress, not perfection
You don’t have to tackle all 12 Core Principles in one day or one week. The goal is progress, not perfection.
Every day, I just strive to be a better me than I was yesterday. No competition with anyone else, no race to reach a certain destination in a certain time, just looking to be the best version of me, that’s all.
How about you?
To your good health!