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There is a little talked about Paradox of Health: When "Healthy Living" Becomes an Unhealthy obsession


Here's the thing, I know I am a Women's HEALTH strategist, so for me to post here saying that your relentless pursuit of healthy living may actually be what is keeping you unwell.....probaly feels like a huge mistake to you. Am I right? So hear me out. If you are spending a large portion of your time stressing out about what your body is doing, if you are "healthy", if this supplement is what you are supposed to take, if this is the right workout,,,,, you are most likely NOT sitting with your being and connecting to what you NEED. It really is a tale of good intentions gone awry, where the relentless pursuit of a healthy lifestyle might have unintended consequences on our overall well-being. Afterall stress is stress. Your body isn't able to say "this stress is for a good cuase, we are looking for the perfect thing that will make us feel like a bizzilion bucks." It just know that you are worries / stressed / on the pursuit for SOMETHING, and releases stress hormones / piles one the adrenal fatigue accordingly.


SO, Let's explore why this paradox exists and how we can find a balanced approach to wellness that allows our bodies to step up into the magic they actually can create.


The Addiction to Healthy Living: A Double-Edged Sword

In a world that glorifies the pursuit of wellness, it's easy to fall into the trap of an unhealthy obsession with healthy living. The gym sessions, superfood diets, and meticulous wellness routines might seem virtuous on the surface, but what happens when these habits transform into an all-consuming addiction?


1. The Pressure to Be Perfect:

The quest for optimal health sometimes imposes unrealistic standards, fostering a mindset where anything less than perfection feels like failure. The pressure to adhere strictly to a flawless health regimen can induce stress, anxiety, and a constant sense of inadequacy.


2. Overexertion and Burnout:

Excessive exercise, extreme dieting, and rigid wellness practices can lead to physical and mental burnout. Pushing the body beyond its limits in the pursuit of health may paradoxically result in fatigue, weakened immunity, and an increased vulnerability to illness.


3. Neglecting Mental Health:

While physical health takes the spotlight, mental well-being often takes a backseat. The obsession with healthy living can overshadow the importance of balance, mindfulness, and addressing the emotional aspects of well-being.


Finding Balance in the Wellness Journey

Acknowledging the paradox of health is the first step towards cultivating a truly holistic well-being. If you find yourself pushing into an unhealthy level of addiction to your "healthy living" I encourage you to find a moemnt to pause, breathe and feel into your body. The first step is taking an realistic look at what you are doing and then stepping into that radicale responsibility we talked a lot about last year.


Here are some strategies to break free from the unhealthy grip of an addiction to healthy living:


1. Embrace Imperfection:

Understand that perfection is an illusion. Embrace the idea that occasional indulgences and deviations from your wellness routine are not only normal but essential for a balanced life.


2. Prioritize Mental Well-Being:

Shift the focus from physical appearance to mental health. Incorporate practices like mindfulness, meditation, and self-reflection into your routine to nourish your mind and soul.


3. Listen to Your Body:

Pay attention to the signals your body is sending. If a particular wellness practice is causing stress or discomfort, reconsider its place in your routine. Adapt your lifestyle to suit your individual needs and preferences.


4. Seek Professional Guidance:

If the pursuit of health becomes overwhelming, consider seeking guidance from healthcare professionals, nutritionists, or mental health experts. They can provide personalized advice and help you establish a more sustainable approach to well-being.

Remember, the essence of a healthy life lies in balance, self-compassion, and the acknowledgment that well-being is a dynamic, evolving journey, not a destination.


Let's break free from the shackles of unhealthy wellness obsessions and redefine our approach to living well. Your body is a magical creature that does require care and comfort, but let's find that balance. In the 28 day strategy course we dig into getting to know our bodies, our cycles, our needs in each phase. We learn how to create a relationship our bodies that allows us to know when to push, when to rest and when to nourish. There is this beautiful union that happens when we make friends with our physical, mental and emotional bodies, find the magic in each and learn to work with the magic instead of against it.


If you are ready to dig deeper into creating magic I invite you to check out my new course offering, The 28 day Strategy - A Course.

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