The fasting experience.
The fasting day started great, but then included moments where I really wanted to chew on something! This was especially so after a phone call that had unexpected or disappointing news. I noticed that my urge to eat increased after the emotional trigger happened. So I put into practice a few breathing techniques to centre myself, which took about 3 minutes to get over the urge. Then, I could focus more on something creative and positive, like finishing my new workshop presentation.
Science has proven when we do something we are not used to doing, or when we stop any habit (including eating for a day), it creates a change in our nervous system. A new neuro-pathway has to be created and new sensations in the body are experienced. After, a new behaviour has a chance to emerge, therefore, new ideas and experiences follow.
I am passionate about behaviour change, because is the precursor of changing reality (your reality). The more we do different things, we get a chance to experience different results. For that, we need a strong mind and continuous change of our usual patterns and neuropaths.
I invite you to try new things whenever you get a chance, get yourself out of your comfort zone. From eating something different for 90 days, taking new routes to work, trying a new sport, drinking water instead of any other beverage for a while... anything!
I will continue with 1 day a week fasting and tomorrow I will start my day with an ocean swim at 5.15am every day until Christmas, I managed to convince my husband to join me and I'm so excited we can do this together! I can't wait to start. (please note: I find it very hard to get in the cold water without a wetsuit (even in summer time) and especially in the mornings... So discomfort, here I come!
Enjoy life! Evolve into your magnificent self.