Food is a deep passion of mine. I love to eat it, cook it, and eat it more. Most importantly, though, I think I like the discovery of learning new things to cook or finding a new type of cuisine to eat. The variety and never ending novelty of the culinary world ignites a passion in me.
Do you ever think about what ignites passion in you? I've come to realize that can be a scary thought for many, including myself. If I give too much time to the things that I feel passionate about, it might take away from all the responsibilities and commitments I have to keep up with. If you're like me, it might even make you reconsider how you spend much of your time. I know that I grow comfortable with routine and have a hard time messing with what gives me a sense of security. That being said, when I pursue my passions, that's when I truly feel alive.
When it comes to setting goals (including fitness and nutrition), are you setting goals that are fueled by passion or fueled by what you are "supposed" to do? I know from personal experience that it can be hard to pursue a passion at the expense of doing what is expected. I also don't think I'm alone in the belief that finding that balance in life is healthy.
If we apply finding a balance to pursuing health and wellness, are you doing what feels inspiring, passionate, and revitalizing? Or are you going through the motions of what you feel like you "have to do"? Don't let your own well-being become another thing you have to get right. Do what feels exciting and fun for that part of your life and it won't become another to-do. Bon appétit!