Feeling overwhelmed trying to manage; work, kids, husband/wife, cleaning, cooking… realizing there’s never time for you? Is being healthy something you put in the “I’ll get around to it category?” Feeling lucky you used to take time for yourself?
If you struggle to do it all, and you’re using food to “cope”, because at least when you’re eating chocolate, or a bag of chips you get a break…
And if letting food go feels overwhelming because it “kind of works”, even though later you feel bad about yourself, I’ve something for you!
Do This Today!
1. At the beginning or the end of your day, sit in a quiet comfortable space for five minutes.
2. Write three things you’re grateful for.
3. Take a deep breath, begin focusing on your breathing. Spend the remainder of your time contemplating those three things.
Let me know what happens. Remember small incremental changes can create a lifetime of change.
You can’t feel stressed and grateful at the same time.
Expressing gratitude is your game changer!
Gratitude is an internal feeling a way of being rather than a temporary state of being only feeling good is what we want to happen does happen. And grateful people — those who perceive gratitude as a permanent trait rather than a temporary state of mind — have an edge on the not-so-grateful when it comes to health, according to Emmons’ research on gratitude. “Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular physical examinations,” Emmons tells WebMD.