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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Thin = Happy? Not in my world!

23rd September 2018
The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.

I had a lovely Saturday yesterday, great start with my WW meeting, then I spent the rest of my day on my backside watching tele with my crochet, perfect.  We watched a couple of cracking good films and were both in bed by half 8 – rock and roll.  I recommend “I, Daniel Blake” if you haven’t already seen it, I’m not one for sad films, but this was an excellent portrayal of real life on the breadline, this country is broken in places for sure.  Think I need to get my members collecting for a Food Bank again, it’s the least we can do.  The other film we watched was “Nappily ever after” on Netflix, excellent film, uplifting especially in this word of self-obsession with our looks, if you enjoyed my blog yesterday this is the film for you to watch.

Oh and carrying on from yesterday’s blog, being ‘thin’ or at ‘goal’ doesn’t make you happy either, it may give you some happiness but it won’t solve all those other problems you have in your life.  Absolutely, lose weight for your health or whatever reason you want to, I’m all for that but don’t do it on the assumption that it will make everything better in your world.  Whereas working on those things that aren’t great in your life whilst doing your best to eat well and take care of yourself, now that will improve your happiness.  It’s about taking care of the whole package, mind, body and soul.  We can’t always change our situations but we can change how we react to them and make tweaks to our situations to make us feel happier.

How do we find happiness?  Or do we make it?  I googled of course and one thing that jumped out at me straight away from the numerous links I followed was to make a list of “do-able” things that make you happy.  I blinking love this idea!   What do you like to do, think about what you liked to do when you were younger?   I like to read, to write my blog, to go for a walk, giggle with my bestie (we had a 40 minute phone chat on Friday that saved both our days I think!) I love to listen to music and watch a good movie, go for a drive in the country to name but a few, oh a bubble bath there’s another one and cook a delicious meal.  When I was watching that movie yesterday she danced around her living room and I think gosh, I’d so enjoy doing that, why don’t I do that every day whilst moms in bed or in the kitchen if she’s up to music I enjoy, that’s a workout in itself, no steps or moves to remember just throwing yourself around to good music, not caring about whether you’re doing it right or wrong!  What is it you love to do?  That’s one way to be happy, nearly forgot my crochet, I used to love crafting, maybe that’s something I could get back into.  Lots of people are unable to get out and about and they find plenty to keep them occupied.  Find stuff you enjoy doing and find the time to do it, no matter how short that time is.

Also focus on what you already have rather than what you want, yes you might want to lose 3 stone but focus on the 3lbs you’ve lost this month, or the 3lbs you managed not to gain!  I’m thankful for my health, I’m thankful that mom isn’t as bad as she could be, I’m not looking to the future, which is another way to be happy now, focus on living for today.  Stop being stuck in the past or your previous failures, what’s gone is done and try not to think about what’s coming, enjoy the present moment, live in the now.  Let’s focus on getting happy, on loving ourselves for who we are not what we look like!  I’m happy to say I’m blessed to be surrounded by BeYOUtiful people, life don’t get no better than that.

Have a very great day looking for those happy moments and making your life a happy place to be, don’t spend it focusing on hate whether it’s towards others or yourself. 

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