Are these hard times turning you into an eating machine?
Are you binge eating?
I know you are feeling anxious BUT we are stronger than we think! Showing up for ourselves is what we need to do now, not later. As human beings, we have the ability to achieve everything we focus on. However, often times, it becomes difficult to be focused more on the goal than on the struggle.
Is it possible to exchange that approach for something more profound and fulfilling? Is it possible to change the meaning of willpower and self-discipline into serving and attending our higher-self?
If you change the meaning to “serving that part of yourself which knows best how to each your deepest aspirations” and implement few strategies that better serve you, then, you can become determined about your decisions through out the day. Surely, this also allows you to overcome your challenges and adversities with grace and conviction. Yes, it takes practice but hey… we are braver than anxiety and we do have the time.
The American Psychological Association apa.org agrees that willpower is a powerful tool. Do you want to know the 2 strategies that help me serve my higher self best?
WHEN I VISUALIZE MY GOALS I DEVELOP WILLPOWER
In order to strengthen our willpower, we have to have a clear picture of our goal. I am positive you had to work hard to be healthy. I am also sure, it took a lot of determination to develop good healthy habits. So, here is the key. Think quietly for few minutes. Think of why did you commit to begin with to a healthier lifestyle. Think of the first time you saw progress… (stronger workouts, clothing fitting better, enjoying your healthy eating habits.) Then, on a scale from 0-5, how happy did you feel then? Then, think of things you would love to change in your life now. At this point, you will be more adjusted to what serves you best to achieve your goal.
WHEN I FOCUS ON STARTING SMALL I DEVELOP WILLPOWER
Be curious about what emotional payoff you are getting from binge eating. Is your addiction motivated by boredom? By a need to connect with others? Go back to your visualization and the feelings of progress. Remember, when you cultivate the art of serving your higher-self, you do it through every action in small dosages. Be gentle and do not obsess over your ultimate goal weight, or you will never get there. Simply, allow yourself to start again. Choose to snack on fruits and vegetables, choose to take time to walk or bike often times during the day. In no time, you will reintroduce an exercise routine and a better healthier way to eat through this time of uncertainty. You will become crystal clear of who you are meant to be.
It is time to let go of the idea that we are good only if we resist temptation and that we are bad when we give into temptation. There is so much shame and guilt that results from telling ourselves we are bad. In my experience positive reinforcement is the best motivation tool to develop willpower. Positive reinforcement is the best motivation tool for my higher self!