Good fun! Good food! Good people! How do you navigate the holiday season without sabotaging your nutritional lifestyle goals? I will be sharing weekly tips to help you to stay focused during this season of celebrations.
What are emotions? How to they arise in your spirit, soul, and body? How do you express them in a way that will enable you to maintain your nutritional lifestyle goals this holiday season? How do you become grounded in your emotions so that you arrive at the place where you are making choices instead of being led by your emotions?
Emotions are powerful. They are described as strong feelings (anger, fear, sadness, depression, joy, excitement, etc.). They are complex. For the most part, we are not conscious of how emotions arise in us and like a reflex, we respond to them without even thinking about it. I want to encourage you this week as you prepare to go in to the holiday season, to practice self awareness. That is, pay attention to your emotions. Ask yourself, what emotion am I experiencing right now and is food the best way to answer it? Identifying those emotions that have sabotaged your success in the past and interrupting them before you act on them. It will require some work on your part but with the help of the Holy Spirit you can be successful.