How much of your day is spent worrying about what outfit you’ll wear, your job tasks, or what your high school boyfriend posts on Facebook? So much of our time is focused on things that we don’t have any control over. What we can control is our own happiness and our reaction to any given situation.
What do you think your life would look like if you surrounded yourself with positive people? I’m not talking about fake, smiling, seemingly happy people. I’m talking about people who admit failure and who are authentic. People who can see that even during hard times there is something to learn.
With my coaching clients, I give them a vast array of things to do and try in regards to their eating, drinking, and physical fitness. Eventually, each task shifts from being difficult to becoming a new habit in their life. They no longer have to measure, track, or plan. They don’t have to think about how they are going to do it, they simply do it and it works. They lose weight and they feel better in their body. But the way it works is by focusing on themselves, to learn where the mind goes when tempted by a cupcake in the lunge at work. Is that stress? Is that unhappiness? The same thing applies to friends or our social media newsfeed. Do those people bring out the best in us, or do they make us feel bad about ourselves and so we turn to sugar or alcohol to numb those unwanted feelings.
When we surround ourselves with people that are positive, when our social media newsfeed is about positivity and the good things happening in the world we can then see the good in ourselves. We can feel it in our bodies and in our souls. And our choices regarding our food and health reflect that.