Here’s how to never have to make fresh starts again.
Keep in mind, I’m talking about fresh starts as they pertain to your health and healing journey only.
That’s the disclaimer here.
Starting on Monday
How many times have you found yourself saying something to the tune of,
I’m YOLO this weekend because starting on Monday I’m getting serious about my health and healing in xyz ways.
Today is Monday, so this post is very timely and relevant.
But if you’re reading this and it’s any other day of the week, it will still be timely and relevant because Monday (and/or the New Year) is just around the corner.
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In the beginning of any healing journey, fresh starts are usually exciting. There is so much promise and hope for what will happen by beginning this fresh new start.
But after awhile, fresh starts turn to frustration.
I think you know what I’m talking about, but if not, here’s a better way to show it:
Flip Your Thinking
But let’s just flip our thinking on fresh starts for a minute.
How about….We don’t make fresh starts with gut health and healing.
Fresh starts are not really fresh. In fact, they aren’t even really starts at all.
A “fresh start” simply begins where something else left off, making them a continuation and part of the journey as a whole.
January 1st is not a fresh start.
January 1st is the day after December 31st, which just happens to be the day when a new calendar year begins.
Monday is not a fresh start.
Monday is the day after Sunday, which just happens to be the day when the work week begins (for most).
Proclaiming to go gluten free or Paleo or anything else is not a fresh start.
Your new “diet” just happens to begin on the day when an old “diet” ended.
And so on.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
If you do, then you are likely tired of the cycle. And you are ready to stop making fresh starts with your gut healing journey.
So let me help you through the steps for stopping it.
5 Steps for Never Needing a Gut Healing Fresh Start Again
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The first and most important thing you must do is get your mindset right. To do this, start HEREto learn how to change your mindset for gut healing.
Not an end all
Know for sure that this will not go perfectly as planned. There is absolutely, positively, no way to perfectly plan for going from gut h#$% to feeling revived and healthy. I’ll promise you that. So you must know that everything you do from here on out is simply part of the journey.
Start your journal
Remember, feel free to get any gut healing journal you want. But mine is conducive for everything you need on your gut healing (and/or chronic illness) journey. I will guide you along with a Journal Key, but I also empower you to add your own, personal Journal Key letters, numbers, and symbols that are 100% unique to you.
Journey is the journal
And remember – again – part of the journey is keeping detailed records in the journal. My own journey to ultimate healing was done in conjunction with creating the journal. You can see the timeline HERE to help illustrate this point.
I never thought I was making a fresh start. I simply kept on going; adding, removing, and tweaking as I went. This happened for both my healing journey and journal journey (simultaneously). (It’s also one of the reasons the journal is broken up into 90-day segments.)
Did you get mad and angry at your gut on a Saturday night so you decided to have pizza with cheese and regular crust? Oh well. What you should do then is this:
- Record ingredients vs ingredient(s) of that pizza to the best of your abilities. (For example, if it was Domino’s pizza, it will be pretty hard to write out exact ingredients. But you must do your best.)
- Then, be sure you use the appropriate sign/symbol from your Journal Key for making notes around the feelings before, during, and after the pizza itself. All of these things are just as important (if not more important) than eating that pizza itself.
Rinse and repeat.
No matter what, remember those 5 steps.
You no longer need to pretend that you healing journey has not or is not good enough, and that you need to make some brand new grand entrance into the wide world of all things gut healing.
In fact, hear me loud and clear on this…..
You have already arrived. Keep going.
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You will heal. I will help.