20. Get your nutritional act together
You’ve made the brilliant decision to take your well-being into your own hands. Now what?
Put some solid systems in place to ensure that your good intentions actually get done. There’s nothing more stressful than hundreds of ‘I shoulds’ running loose in your brain, like ‘I really should buy fresh stuff instead of ready meals.’
My first tip is to write all these Shoulds down somewhere so that you can quit worrying about them. Break your Shoulds into sections, such as Diet Shoulds, Exercise Shoulds and Stress-busting Shoulds. Give each Should a priority rating from one to three and tackle the high scorers first. So, if ‘I should stop having nine cups of coffee a day’ is more of a priority than ‘I should ...