If there was one piece of advice I could give you that would immediately make you lighter, it’s this…
Go on a news diet.
Stop watching, reading, or listening to the news.
I was reminded of this recently with the fallout of the US presidential election. If the campaign itself wasn’t enough of giant turd with flies buzzing all around, the so-called backlash to the result also has many of us reaching for a handkerchief or shirt collar to cover our noses. It’s impossible to suck in all this venom, the way a lot of peeps do – I mean, they take it quiiite personally – and still feel ok, happy, and secure.
Yet you need to feel happy and secure to function at your best.
Remember two things:
1. No thought lives in your head rent-free. There’s a cost to entertaining all the negative BS…and it’s usually to your general well-being and success.
2. Fear sells. There are biological reasons for this. The primitive structures of our brains evolved in a chaotic world of predators, scarce resources, and many more of Mother Nature’s cruelest survival tests. Ergo, much of the *downstairs* brain’s role in mediating emotions has to do with perceiving threats – real or otherwise.
We live with these echoes today.
Some are useful, like knowing not to touch a hot stove.
Others aren’t, but still sometimes hand the sentry the illegitimate power to captain the ship.
That’s why so much of what you read, see, or hear is fear-based.
So here it is…
Go cold turkey on the newsfeed crack for a while. You won’t miss anything important, believe me.
Watch a comedy.
Read a book.
I can’t make you do it.
(As Weird Al Yankovic once said, “you can lead a horse to water…but you can’t keep your eyes open when you’re sneezing.” Such wisdom…)
Few things will do more for your state of mind.
Anyway, that’s my bit for today.
Call (416) 826-4844 to request your personal training consultation, and let’s chat about POSITIVE solutions to any body problems you might have.
Happy News Avoiding,