Your life is like a bathtub

A few years ago, I lived in house with a big cast iron bathtub.  

I started taking baths at the end of the day. I loved sinking into that thing and feeling my whole body relax in the warm water.

But then we moved into a house with a much smaller tub.

It was shallow, short and narrow.

I remember feeling cold the first time I got in it cause the water only went half way up my bootie. But I must have thought it was better than nothing, because I continued using it. And after a while, I got used to it.

I no longer felt squished or uncomfortable.

I’d turn the water up real hot, so I’d be warm enough. And, I’d think, “this isn’t so bad after all”.

Then we moved again. (We like to move.) And this time the tub had no edge for me to rest my head, so I’d get in my chin would be pressed against my chest.

At first I wiggled and squirmed trying to get comfortable.

But after a while, I got used to that tub too.

The moral of the story is:

Human beings are adaptable creatures. We are good at accommodating, looking at the bright side of things and making do with what we have. And that’s great.

The problem is that we do the same thing with our bodies, and our eating habits.

We get used to eating in certain ways. Ways we know aren’t serving us, but we adapt - and tell ourselves everything is great.

Like me trying to squish into that tiny bathtub, most people tell themselves their situation is not that bad.

But in reality trying to squish yourself into a life that is too small for you never works.

And unlike my small bathtub escapades, it’s really painful and effects all areas of your life.

When you’re ready for a bigger bathtub (and to start feeling way better really quickly), sign up here:

Kate (& Jason)

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