Is it possible to eat your way to happiness?
Most of us know intuitively that our mind and body are very much connected.
The human body is the best picture of the human soul
— Ludwig Wittgenstein
Why do we so often reach for chips, and sugary drinks? Do they really make us feel better, or are we just comforting ourselves with food rather than hugs. How do you really feel after you have eaten piles of junk food and had too much to drink?
Is your body a temple… or a toilet?
Happiness of mind is clearly linked to having a ‘happy’ body.
I have talked before about choosing to fill our minds with positive thoughts. It is equally important to fill our bodies with positive nutrition.
I am not saying you need to become a supermodel and live off rabbit food, but just to stop and think before taking a bite.
H.A.L.T. – why I am I eating/drinking this?
Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired? Or maybe even just bored or thirsty?
If you are genuinely hungry, then eat. If you are considering eating for any other reason, then food isn’t the answer.
So over the next few days, try to be mindful of giving your body what it needs to function best, rather than comforting your mind with food that ultimately won’t make you happier.
And, tell me what you think – share what you have done differently, as a result of being more mindful about food, to work towards happiness with your physical self – it’s great to hear your experiences, and I feature some of them in my newsletters.
Leave a comment here, or email me: Mary@Coach-me-Happy.co.uk