Those who’ve never planned meals before should start with baby steps, planning a few days ahead at a time. Upon getting more comfortable with the process, it’s possible to plan weeks ahead.
We live in a world where hard work is recognised in a positive light, and having needs and/or limits are considered to be shameful. Laziness. For most of us, these principles are absorbed right from childhood through years of observations. It is therefore no surprise why so many of us are constantly overworking ourselves.
Children learn to be agile and resilient, developing their academic and life skills as well as emotional well-being as they grow. A child depends a lot on their parents and teachers for guidance so they can understand and manage their emotions, as well as set and achieve positive goals. Though not often expressed, all this learning is actually an important aspect of what is Mindfulness.
Journaling helps us get the clarity we need to pursue our ideas and swing for the fences. It is the deepest sense of self-awareness washing our minds before we allow anything else inside of it. But it isn't easy to start.