Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RANT: Wants and Needs

Sing it with me! “You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometimes… you get what you need”
Awwww yeah.
mick jagger
Sometimes what you need and what you want coincide:
“I need a vacation” and “I want a vacation” or
“I want to take a nap” and “I need a nap”  (hypothetically, of course)
But more often than not, what you want and what you need are diamterically opposed:
“I need to work out, but I want to go for cocktails” or
“I need to go to work, but I want to stay in bed”.
 “I need to drink more water, but I want a mocha frapacino”
What are you not doing for yourself because of wants?
Are you letting your family suffer as your wants supplant need:
“My kids need more vegetables, but I don’t want to hassle with them, so I’ll just let them order fries”
“I need more sleep so I won’t be so moody, but I want to keep facebook stalking”
Check in with what you truly need and why you want what you want.
A lot of time we want something because our needs aren’t being met.
(I want an ice cream sunday, but really I need a glass of water, or more sleep, or to feel loved)
What we want is not as important as what we need
Meet your needs first, then entertain wants!

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