No great thing is created suddenly. If you tell me that you desire a durian, I answer that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
No magic diet, powder, pill or potion is going to solve the problems we’re wrestling with now. And forking over cash for quick fixes only lines the pockets of the quick-fix haggle that helped get us into this ‘perceived’ mess.
So instead of squandering your valuable time and money on miracle cures, invest in making healthy life changes for the long haul.
If you’re having trouble with that, know that you are not alone. You are not a bad, weak, lazy or doomed person – you’re just up against some tough opponents.
If you’re willing and determined, you can defeat them. Handily.
It may require developing new skills, strategies and perspectives.
It might mean connecting with new support systems and role models.
It could mean nursing some healthy resentment and cultivating some well-deserved self-compassion.
Almost certainly, it will require connecting with your own deepest sources of healthy motivation and stoking them into revolutionary action.
All this takes time and awareness and a willingness to experiment. And there’s no better time to start than now.