Why You Shouldn’t Listen to me.

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on TwitterFacebook or Instagram. 

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My name’s Luke Jones, and I’m a hypocrite.

Okay, that might be a little harsh.

I’m not quite a hypocrite. What I mean is; although I spend my time writing about eating a plant based diet, moving naturally, being present, and developing healthy habits – I’m far from perfect.

I’m definitely no guru, expert or messiah. Don’t get it twisted. I actually sometimes feel quite uncomfortable being put in the position where I’m looked to for advice or guidance. It makes me feel a little gross.

I do feel that I have some value to offer some people looking to live a little healthier, but unsurprisingly, I’m a regular person just like you.

I’m navigating my way through the madness just like you are. And you can sure as hell bet I get things wrong; quite often in fact.

I make mistakes. I struggle. I doubt myself. And perhaps most importantly, I fail a lot.

  • For the most part, I consume a whole-food plant based diet. But I still eat processed foods now and again.
  • I know that I need to slow down with exercise, but still find that ‘go hard or go home’ mindset taking over sometimes.
  • I’m not always mindful. I can often be reactive instead of being proactive, I get anxious still, and I procrastinate.
  • I sometimes get scared about following my dreams, and frequently second guess my self. Do I have anything useful to give? Am I good enough?
  • Like everyone else; I have struggled with developing new habits, and getting rid of old ones.

I’m nowhere near perfect, and I don’t think many people are. Perfection is an illusion in this imperfect world. But it’s our little imperfections that make us who we are. Those little idiosyncrasies. Anyways, I digress…

As the tagline say, here at Health Room I’m just exploring and sharing ideas. I’m experiencing as many different things as I can and figuring out what works for me, and writing about how it all goes.

Although I try my best to be as objective as I can here in the articles I share, I’m still looking at life through my lens, formed from my past experiences and my current situation. I’m still gonna be biased in some ways.

I have my own interpretations on things, and what’s good for me may not be good for you. Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s mind is different. Everyone’s at a different stage of their health journey.

Who the hell am I to say what’s right for you right now?

The only way you can find out who you really are and what your place is in the world is to learn from your own experiences. By trying things out for yourself, and figuring out what what feels good, and what doesn’t. Only you can decide what’s right for your body and your life situation.

So don’t take anything I say as gospel.

Please.

I do believe the info on here could help some people out, but that might not necessarily be you. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t know anything. So don’t do what I do just because it works for me.

A prime example of this is when people blindly follow the latest fitness guru or celeb workout plan. They perform exercises that don’t feel right for their body type, but they carry on anyway because the experts must know best. It’s madness.

I think a lot of people do this out of fear and uncertainty. They fear failure. They fear that they aren’t strong enough to figure out things for themselves. They look for the guru to give them a sense of security, searching outside for a fix to to an internal problem. But all too often it eventually leads to inner conflict. They’re trying to become a fake version of someone else, and in the mean time they’re forgetting about being themselves.

So, by all means try out my suggestions. Think about some of the ideas I share. But don’t accept them blindly. That’s not what I’m trying to promote. If anything, I’m trying to promote the opposite – to empower people to make their own decisions. To take their health into their own hands, and become responsible. To help them realise that they have the power to do great things. They’ve just gotta have a little faith in themselves.

So please, please, please… If you find something useful that resonates with you on some level – great. Implement it and use it to your advantage.

But the rest of the stuff?

Throw it all away.


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Luke Jones
Luke Jones is a mover, blogger and wellness enthusiast. He spends his time exploring and sharing ideas in mindful movement, healthy living and adventure.

6 Responses to “Why You Shouldn’t Listen to me.

  • I love your posts and most of them I find that either I already do like that or you give me a great idea and inspiration. But, this humble post makes me resonate with your words ever more. Thank you and keep up with good work, stay happy and healthy! 🙂

  • Well written and thought out- I appreciate your perspective and thoughts, they are very similar to what I like to share. Like many other people, I distill what I want from everyone I come across and keep what I want and discard the rest. I also encourage people to do the same with what I think and share. Interesting that we encourage whole food consumption, whole body movement and whole world connection but encourage people to process and isolate the information intake. 🙂 Which becomes necessary as I’m sure you’ve found there’s too much blind acceptance of information and not enough thoughtful digestion of it. I guess that’s how we should look at it. Ask people to eat the whole idea/concept, digest it, assimilate what they want and discard the rest. Sorry for the rambling, I guess I simply agreed with this “whole” thing. Thanks for a nice read.

  • Miranda Lemon
    3 years ago

    This is a great post 🙂 Really thought provoking.

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