Believe it or not this has nothing to do with food! Well why am I writing this then? That is a great question! Helping people live a healthier lifestyle through food is my passion. Since I have changed the way I eat, my whole life has changed. Everything has gotten better. I am for sure happier! So did food make me happier?
I truly believe what you focus on is what you get. That is why I never watch the news, it is depressing. The news mostly showcases the bad things that are happening, accidents, robberies, murders, sickness, wars,….and so on. The news rarely focuses on the good things that are happening. If all the news stories were focusing on the positive things that happened that day, don’t you think that would stimulate even more positive things to happen in the world?
One of the things I try to help my clients understand, is that the human body is a very powerful deliberate machine with the simple goal of healing itself. Give your body what it needs to do that and it will. Proper nutrition is obviously critical, but sometimes we underestimate our thoughts. Believe it or not, your thoughts can have a significant effect on the long term success of your fitness goals. I have had a few clients that never thought they could have the body they wanted. If you think you can’t, then you probably never will. Once we worked on their belief, they magically transformed their bodies in ways they never thought possible. All it took was thinking in a different way.
Here is a great TED video by Shawn Achor called “The Happiness Advantage”.
“Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.
His research and lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention in The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR and CNN Radio, and he travels around the United States and Europe giving talks on positive psychology to Fortune 500 corporations, schools, and non-profit organizations.” – TEDxTalks
The message in the video is simple, yet very powerful. If you wait until you reach a goal to be happy, then you will never be happy. Retrain your brain to be happy now and your brain will work with your body to fulfill your goal.
Take a minute to watch this video and start retraining your brain, so that you can start creating your Happy Ending!