Just For Today… I Will Mostly Eat Plants

“Just for today I will … mostly eat plants”

Say this thought to yourself little and often throughout the day. Or may be wait until you can enjoy a nap or its bedtime.  

 Write it, draw it, meditate on it.  Stick a Post It on a mirror.  Set yourself a reminder on your phone if you’d like to.

Practicing this thought throughout the day will help you notice this sequence and support you to navigate daily life in many ways.

As many of you know, one of Alexander’s major discoveries about us mammals is that the relationship of the head and spine govern the coordination of the rest of us.  Yes – all of us!  Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – we don’t separate – its all one thing – our Self.


Fresh fruit in a Dart Pottery bowl

“Just for today l will … mostly eat plants”

So this thought is one I’m using today, and I offer it to you as a possibility.  Now that we are in lockdown, we may not be doing as much movement and exercise as usual.  Now that I’m working exclusively from home, I’m sitting in front of a screen much more – for writing, studying, connecting, working with clients and relaxing in front of the TV.  

And when I’m working from home and have a child off school, its nice to bake, and share snacks, and make lunch and soup and smoothie, and have a sweet treat – and oh my tummy hurts!

So this week, I shall be mostly eating fruit and vegetables.  The idea here is to crowd out the other habits, until this new one becomes the thing I do most often.  

I reckon its the same with our mental and muscular habits – the more we send ourselves the constructive thoughts, focus our attention on how we will do an activity and stay present – the less space there is for any old thoughts to run the show.

I’m not advocating any diet or giving any advice here.  This is me sharing what I am doing and for you to experiment with this.  I know that pineapple doesn’t suit some people, and others can’t eat oranges…  I’m making the parallel between changing eating habits – and changing any habit.  

I want to crowd out the old habit by interjecting so much of what I do want that there isn’t room for the old eating habit.  

I have read a great deal of information about mostly plant-based eating and am persuaded that it is a healthy way for me, much of the time.

The plan I have is to eat up the contents of my fruit and veg box before the next delivery on Thursday.  I don’t intend to over-eat, and nor do I intend to snack on biscuits, crisps or chocolate this week.  A week can be a big challenge to imagine sometimes, so this is why I’m saying Just for Today… that feels more manageable for me.

“Just for today l will … mostly eat plants”

Fruit salad, soup, smoothie, salad, veggies…

I’d love to know how this thought exercise is for you?  
What do you notice?  
How does your body respond?

I love hearing what you are enjoying about these daily writings and how your are benefitting and applying this in your lives.   lucyascham@hotmail.com

Written by Lucy Ascham, Body & Soul Energy Expert

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