What does a jar have to do with achieving your health goals?
Have you heard of the jar story?
The jar represents our time, our life or even a representation of our day and the sand, pebbles and rocks inside of it can represent our priorities.
Now if we fill it full of sand first, we are going to have a hard time fitting rocks and pebbles (our priorities) inside of it.
So let’s reverse it.
Add in those rocks and pebbles first.
Now these rocks – our priorities – are all the things that are important to us, and can often represent our family, children, partner, religion, or even career.
We then can fit smaller pebbles into the jar, wedging them between the larger rocks. These smaller pebbles are our hobbies, acquaintances, perhaps our job.
Lastly, the sand we pour in acts as the filler of the gaps between our rocks and pebbles. It fits and molds around these bigger priorities, and automatically shifts and adjusts its position if a rock or pebble is moved.
Now the sand is our time spent in between – often this can mean watching TV, cooking, commuting, moving our bodies.
But what I’ve found is that clients who are committed to themselves and who achieve their health goals long term actually view their meals, the cooking of them and the nourishment of their bodies, as a rock rather than the sand that needs to fit around everything else and is often not given much conscious thought.
Food and nourishment is foundational to not only health goals, but to leading a happy and healthy life.
Are you currently looking at your food as a rock or the sand?
Please share this along to someone who may need to reframe their own jar of priorities.