Being a Holistic Nutritionist isn’t just about telling clients to eat their veggies. It’s almost like being a life coach, helping people reach their lifestyle goals. Nutrition just happens to be a huge piece of the puzzle.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently about making my life the one I most desire to lead. And I’m getting inspired. Some people may shy away from the self-help section of the library/bookstore, but this is the section that is going to change lives! You are the only person that can take the steps to make your life the one of your dreams. And most of us need some help!
There are some amazing leaders in the field of self-help. Tony Robbins, Joe Vitale, Robin Sharma all come to mind as front runners in their fields. There is so much information in their books that I feel I’ve got to read them over and over again to extract all of their yummy brainfood. I just finished Robin Sharma’s “The Greatness Guide.” I couldn’t put it down. There were 101 short chapters – and some amazing lessons.
Some of the lessons aren’t new, and some of them are. All of them are inspiring. I could pull hundreds of quotes out of this book. But the quote that awakened me the most was this: “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.” This is precisely why I started getting up at 5:30am every day.
I jump out of bed, put on my yoga clothes, and I’m on the mat in a heated room by 6am. I’m home by 8am and have had the most serene, yet exhilerating workout before I would otherwise have woken up! This past week has been the best week of 2009 – simply because I took action. I took a step to get more out of my days – and my life.
This simple habit has made me more productive, happier, and more energetic. It’s really unbelieveable when you think about it. If you simply get up 2 hours earlier every day – you will add 14 hours to your week and an entire month to your year! By getting up 2 hours earlier I have added 2 hours of productive time to my days – all because I took action to change my life in the direction I want it to go.
If you want to change your life – take action now. Read some books. Learning is so important to stay young and full of life. Learn something new every day. Exercise your mind. You just may learn something that will change your life – and the lives of those around you. It must be impossible to read a Robin Sharma book and not let it touch your life. The second you make a change in your lifestyle – you will change in a way that people will notice. Just today I was accused of being “very bubbly and happy” – and I responded “that’s because I am!” And the woman smiled. Don’t be scared of the self-help section any longer! Pick up a good book and change your life. Take action, now. Oh yes, and please eat your veggies!