Note: This is Day 16 in the “Recharge Your Creative Batteries in 31 Days” Challenge. For the rest of July, we’ll be posting different ways for you to get yourself on the path to living in a creative flow and reaching your writing goals. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any.
It’s Day 16 in the Creative Recharge. We’re more than halfway through at this point! Have you been keeping up?
If you have, you’ve been making some changes to the foods you’re eating (lots more of that to come!). So, how’s it been going?
What’s funny is, you’re probably not sure.
When you’re making changes to your food, you may not even notice if you’re having any different results. And that’s because you don’t usually think much about what you’re eating and how it’s making you feel. Your life is too busy for that.
But if you really want to make the changes that will keep your creative well flowing, you need to start keeping track of what you eat.
Why Track Your Food Intake?
This is not for calorie-counting purposes. I don’t believe in or support calorie counting (it’s no way to live). You should track the food you’re eating so that you can figure out which foods make you feel good, which give you the most energy and which foods you should be avoiding.
That’s how you make permanent changes.
It’s all about having the information you need to make the right choices for your body and your life.
How To Track What You Eat
It’s simple. Just:
- Get a small notebook.
- Every time you eat, fill out the following information: what you ate, when you ate it, how you felt afterwards and how you felt 1-2 hours later (hungry, lethargic, energized, moody, etc).
- Bonus: you can track your creativity levels too. Just write down how each of your creative sessions went in relation to the food you ate prior to the session.
Couldn’t be easier. And after a couple weeks, you’ll begin to notice patterns between the way you feel and the food you’re eating.
If that’s not enough to convince you to make changes, I don’t know what is.
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