The new year often brings optimism and motivation to do things differently. Many of us are keen to set big goals and kickstart our health. I have 2 favourite quotes that I always find useful at this time of year. The first is by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits (which is an excellent read when it comes to making changes to your health and lifestyle), he says "You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems". The takeaway for me is that the goal is not the key to our success, the magic is in creating habits that actually work. It's the small, repeated actions we take and how well we maintain them that matter the most.
Which brings me to my next favourite by Charlie Munger who says "Take a simple idea and take it seriously". No one likes a complex system, it's too hard to maintain. Living a healthy lifestyle isn't rocket science, the simple things work. What is hard is the mindset and patience to keep doing those simple things. So when you're deciding on the changes you want to make to your health this year, try to choose an action that is really simple, something you almost can't fail at. Whilst in the beginning it's likely this won't feel like "enough", trust me, consistency wins over intensity everytime!
If you've got some health goals for the year and want some guidance on fine tuning your systems then book in for our 30 minute complimentary health coaching call. I'd love to get you off to a great start in 2023.
WHAT YOU NEED;
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 cups (300g) mushrooms,
2 cups (450g) leaf spinach
handful parsley, chopped
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO;
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and
garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. Next, add the
mushrooms and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt
Now start adding the spinach to the pan, you will likely have to
do this in batches. Cover the pan with a lid and let it wilt, repeat
this step until all the spinach is in the pan. Stir well and taste for
Make 4 indentations (‘wells’) in the spinach and break an egg in
each. Cook for 5-6 minutes covered with a lid until egg whites
Dress in fresh parsley and serve.