If we are permanently concentrating our attention on the needs of other people around us, we're less filled with ourselves and our very own problemsI believe this is exactly why there are so many problems with wealthy celebrities, specially the young, hedonistic types. They haven't learned that the more you try to feed your own emotional needs, the hungrier you become. Self-obsession, hedonism, and materialism inevitably result in self-loathing. This often results in depression, anxiety, and, for a lot of, addictions to food along with other things.
When you are maintaining the requirements of the less fortunate, you will find the opportunity to build empathy. There's a strong relationship between empathy and one's degree of happiness. Whenever you feel for other people, your own positivity rises.
Lessen negative emotions with gratefulness, including gratitude for food. Whether you utilize words prior to eating, such as saying grace, or just pause in the realization that you're lucky to have food, this act brings joy. We're blessed to reside in a land of plenty, but don't forget the hundreds of millions who don't.
Gratitude should become a practice for you personally, if it isn't now, for the health that you have and for the ability to make it even better. In my family, we practice a ritual of gratitude by permitting together weekly and reciting the special things that we're grateful for at that moment, including our freedoms, our friends, and our community.
When stressed and at a loss for work, family, or life, remind yourself of the big picture. Keep proper perspective on the small stuff and also the little bumps in the road that we too easily enlarge. A sense of humor is especially important here. People who are able to laugh in the smaller annoyances of life cope better in general.
In my opinion in things i call the "art of contentment." Much of daily stress is self-induced by dissatisfaction with ourselves or others. Expect less, consider the positive side of life, and do not be so hard on other people and yourself. But, simultaneously, work toward steady improvement. You do not need to be a perfectionist, but additionally don't be satisfied with mediocrity.
Eliminate negative thinking. Be constantly aware of how your cognition is framed, in positive approaches or with a sarcastic, negative, pessimistic, undertone. Optimistic, positive thinking attracts success in all areas of life. Our society has a tendency to focus on the negative, cynical, and sarcastic. Note that the news emphasizes the violent, the angry, the ugly, and also the unusual-that's important news.
Learn how to tune out that emphasis, and embrace the gorgeous, the compassionate, andthe positive. Guard your brain from assaults by those who dwell on the darker, pessimistic side of life, and guard your own emotions to keep from dwelling on this. Being positive-minded in your thinking isn't improper or unrealistic any more than dwelling on the negative, the violent, and the miserable is proper.
Focus on losing weight for the joy of feeling and looking better, rather than because of the fear of illness or the anxiety about being lonely. Toss guilt, fear, and shame the window, and embrace joy, compassion, and contentment as part of your new attitude about weight reduction. Learn to accept and like yourself as you are right now.
Understand that you are not perfect and therefore are a "work in progress." We all are. Don't become defeated by lapses in judgment while you are on your weight-loss journey. Don't go there. If you learn how to like yourself at this time, despite imperfections, this will result in greater happiness and better follow-through with weight-loss behaviors.
Eliminate self-criticism. Overweight people bring about their negative emotions by being very harsh on themselves. In the business world, it's been demonstrated that an uplifting management style is a much more effective way to alter behavior permanently than a negative one. Concentrate on positive feedback when situations are going right, and then leave it at that.
Successful permanent weight loss occurs through laughter and happiness. Develop joy through positive physical and social activity. Happy individuals are busy, unself-conscious, productive, fulfilled, and realistic in setting goals. Accept mistakes. Forge close, loving relationships, and concentrate on the positive. Then watch how easy it's to shed weight forever.
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