We’ve all heard the saying ‘You are what you eat’ and I am firm believer in this in it’s most basic format. If you eat shit you will feel shit, both physically and emotionally. What we eat has a massive impact on our physical health and our emotional well-being.
But what if we take this concept deeper. That is what if we are what we consume and not just what we eat? Same thing you might say, I’ve just changed one word! But by consume I mean everything we take in. The food we eat, the television we watch, the music we listen to, the books we read, the people we engage with and the places we go.
Everything that finds it’s way into our mind is part of our lifestyle ‘diet’ and will ultimately affect how we feel and act both physically and emotionally. Spending time in places or with people that make us feel unsafe, stressed or angry will ultimately have a detrimental effect on us.
If we manage to spend more of our time with people and in places that make us feel safe, relaxed and happy then this will have an uplifting affect on us.
Think of all the information you take in each and every day. The news you read, the songs on the radio, the reality TV that you watch or the characters in your favourite Netflix series. Combined with the people you hang out with, the people you have to work with or alongside and the environment you find yourself in at home and at work. These will all have a dramatic impact on how you feel, act and think.
Now we can’t always control these factors but we can be mindful of what we put into our bodies emotionally, spiritually and physically. Limit who you follow and what you read on social media. Control the conversations you have with negative people in your life. Be conscious of how music and film may affect your mood and outlook from day to day. Surround yourself with people who lift you up, share your goals and want the best for you.
Take control of your ‘diet’ and feel all the benefits it will have. If you want to add awesome people, fantastic support and epic workouts to your ‘diet’ come and get involved with Saxon Crossfit!
(I didn’t think of this concept. I saw it on a Instagram post from Jay Shetty. If you don’t follow Jay Shetty and you are a human, you should. He will change your life.)