Short answer: Yes.
Our thoughts, experiences, and emotions make as much of an impact on our health and weight as what we eat.
I know a lot of you have made New Year’s resolutions,
and they might be getting away from you right now, the 3rd week into 2015.
So I wanted to share some of the best tools I’ve learned through my studies in
Positive Psychology to help you shift your mindset about food, health, weight, and your body
from frustration to ease…
from stuck to moving…
from unmotivated to joyful belief…
from floundering to flourishing.
So every day for the next 7 days, I’d like to share one tool a day with you to help you master your mindset…
A mindset makeover, if you will.
See, positive psychology “is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive” -
and that’s what I love sharing. Recipes and inspiration for a body and life you love.
You don’t have to do anything special, just read along, and take the action I describe, if you’re inspired.
If you want to join in the fun in a more meaningful way, you can come follow me on Instagram or Facebook and share, post, or like the pictures I’ll be posting every day to share these ideas.
I’ll also be sharing simple food tips every day to help you make your resolutions for a lighter, stronger 2015 come true!
Now, here’s your Day 1 of the #MindsetMakeover:
Share Your Strengths, AKA “What’s RIGHT with you?”
According to Positive Psychology research, when you focus on your strengths it helps you focus on what’s right, rather than getting stuck in a negative self-image.
In my experience, most sugar cravings, when not caused by bacterial overgrowth, are related to feeling emotionally depleted, frustrated, or lonely.
When we can tap into our own strengths and acknowledge what’s right with us, sabotaging food cravings will get weaker.
When we acknowledge how strong we really are, sugar’s hold on us gets weaker! Click To Tweet This :)
Love of Learning
Appreciation of Beauty
One of my strengths is “love of learning.” I used to think I was “easily distracted” but now I see my curiosity and desire for knowledge as a way that I stay engaged, hopeful, and contribute to my family and community’s well-being.
According to Positive Psychology research, sharing + acknowledging our strengths helps us to focus on what’s right with us, rather than getting stuck in a negative self-image.
When we feel more positive + better about ourselves, we tend to make healthier food choices, and our health is better all around.
In the comments below, share your strengths with us!
I’d love to hear what’s RIGHT with you, and how you use those strengths to live a healthier, happier life.