WHEN YOU’RE DOING “ALL THE LIFESTYLE STUFF” AND IT’S NOT WORKING FOR YOU
Modern times have done a number on human health. Industrial diet. Not enough sleep. Not enough exercise. Not enough fresh air. Not enough connection.
All of the top causes of disease and death don’t exist in pre-Industrial communities. They’re created by the Industrial lifestyle.
But what happens if you’re “already doing everything” in terms of optimizing your lifestyle and you’re still unwell? You eat really clean. You exercise. You sleep. And yet, you still have symptoms.
Usually a few things are going on: you’re doing certain things so you don’t need to do the thing. Or you’ve got your diet dialled in but you’re avoiding another area, like sleep or work life balance or rest.
We can usually tie this back to our old friend self-sabotage, who recognizes that our current situation is meeting certain needs, even if it’s keeping us sick.
Let’s look at some of the things that may be going on here and how to approach them with honesty and compassion.