“I think when we’re striving, we often end up with not letting magic happen,” said Dr. Hyman. “We’re trying too hard, we’re pushing, we’re shoving our life into a certain idea, pattern or goal as opposed to actually letting go and trusting that everything will work out… If you kind of have an attitude that if you do your best, you show up, you do the next moment and the next thing, extraordinary things happen. The less I worry, the better off my life is. When I try to be successful, it’s doesn’t work. When I just show up and I’m in the moment and I trust that the right thing is going to happen… then I don’t have to worry.”
Instead of forcing the impossible, Dr. Hyman suggests setting specific, attainable and personally tailored goals that will ultimately leave you feeling empowered rather than let down.
“You have to figure out what’s right for you,” he said. “There is no one right diet, there is no one right lifestyle, and there is no one right approach. Everybody’s different.”