I often hear people saying they want to get in shape for summer, for their upcoming wedding or to attract a mate. Unfortunately, these events are short-lived: weddings end, summers pass and people “let themselves go” once in a relationship.
One simple method I’ve heard for healthy eating is the “19-2 Rule”. This method assumes you have three meals a day, seven days a week, making 21 meals total. Of these, 19 must be healthy, but the remaining two can consist of what you like.
Why am I condoning eating unhealthily, even if it is for only two meals a week?
Plenty of people talk about goals (and many more don’t), but few understand how the mind actually interprets the goals we give it.
In a nutshell, the mind doesn’t handle vagueness well. Tell it that your goal is to “lose weight” or “get more organised” and your mind will struggle to help you at all. On the other hand, if you build a clear, defined vision of what you want to achieve, your mind will work out ways to help you achieve your goals more easily.