Monday, January 02, 2012

New year's resolutions

When push comes to shove, we usually only do what we want to do. If you want to lose weight and find yourself reaching for a chocolate bar, or many chocolate bars, what you want in that moment becomes more important than what you want in the long term. What you probably want in that moment is comfort and to feel good. Whatever makes you feel good you will reach for, we all want to feel good, none of us want to feel empty, lonely, or sad. Instead of sitting with painful emotions and feeling them because it often doesn't feel good, we'll sedate them with food, alcohol, drugs, TV, computers, you name it ....

Remind yourself that what you really, really, really want is to feel good, and maybe the 5 seconds it takes for you to remember this will be enough to make a different choice.

6 comments:

sharmishtha said...

happy new year dear, sweet friend, hope you had lots of fun during the festive season, and wish you a fantastic, delicious year/s to come.


lots of love and hugs

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Hope this year is your happiest yet Trisha, lots of love xx

sharmishtha said...

i was always the one who waited for the "shove" before doing any unpleasant thing. :)

Noreen Barron, MA said...

I know Trisha, will power doesn't work does it? We have to want to do something ;-)

sharmishtha said...

i fully agree with that. action, circumstances and luck decide our fate.

i believe in trying as much as my energy can be stretched and leave the rest to circumstances and luck.

"Karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana" - shrimadbhagwatgita

We have the right only to perform, not the fruits thereof.

love and hugs

Noreen Barron, MA said...

That's a beautiful saying Trisha, thanks for sharing it. Have a lovely weekend xxx