On this episode of The Paleo View, Stacy and Sarah discuss the importance of consistency and how we navigate consistency even when life presents challenges to our norm.
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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 183, Creating Consistency
- Intro (0:00)
- News and Views (0:56)
- Consistency with commitments
- This week Stacy and Sarah will discuss the importance of consistency and how we navigate consistency even when life presents challenges
- Stacy’s focus on not worrying over every little thing and how that supports her consistency
- The fine line between maintaining a commitment and obsessing about it
- Turning a commitment into something negative – an eating disorder is an example of this
- Consistent health habits are very important, but if maintaining consistency is creating stress than you are not actually proactively working towards health
- How can you be consistent in a sustainable way – how can I realign this plan to make it a lifestyle?
- When you hit the wall with life – not just giving up and going off plan, but finding ways to adapt
- How Sarah copes with high stress or feelings of fatigue so that she is able to maintain her health habits – it boils down to adapting to daily scenarios as needed
- When you have a day and you don’t necessarily adapt, but change plans all together – forgive yourself and move forward – form a new plan for the new day
- Coming up with non food rewards when you accomplish goals with consistency
- How to avoid being plagued by negativity when things don’t always go according to plan
- Science with Sarah (21:54)
- Recent studies have shown that consistency in bedtime and waketwme are really important
- A couple of different labs have looked at this in different ways
- The more variability that we have in our bedtime and wake-time, and the more mismatch that we have between our schedule and our body’s need for consistent bedtimes and wake-times, the worse the health outcomes
- How Sarah has focused on consistency in bedtime and the sleep quality improvements she has seen as a result
- When she needs flexibility in life she tries to get it from other areas, and keeps sleep as a top priority
- Sleep doesn’t come easy to Stacy, but how she still works to keep sleep a priority
- Knowing your magic number for how many hours of sleep you need
- Rejigging life for a focus on sleep to regulate hormones, regain focus, and increase efficiency
- Stacy’s research on “multitasking too much”
- The power of sticking to one task or one top priority
- The commitment to whatever your health philosophy/diet may be, it is interesting to recognize how we approach our diet and lifestyle choices is intertwined with how we approach life and how we find balance
- A very special happy birthday to Matt!
- Thank you everyone for tuning in!
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- Outro (38:59)