Do YOU emotionally over eat? STOP getting FAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do YOU emotionally over eat? Emotional overeating is when we use food (usually high fat, sugary, comfort foods) to stop uncomfortable feelings such as anger, fear, stress, sadness or loneliness. We turn to food for comfort not sustenance. To avoid negative emotions, we overeat. Researchers estimate 75% of overeating is due to emotions we don’t want to feel.

Emotional overeating can cause obesity and lead to a food addiction. Learning to solve problems and how to feel emotions and release them is key to prevent emotional overeating.

We need to find ways to experience feeling good, to feel less stress besides eating. Thankfully, there are many ways to do this.

Tips to stop emotional eating:

  1. Reduce the stress in your life.
  2. Be Conscious. What am I feeling? What am I truly feeling? Boredom, anger, lonely, etc.
  3. Meditate.
  4. Take a physical movement class (ZENgevity, Yoga, Zumba, Step, Tai Chi).
  5. Talk to a friend.
  6. Read a good book, look at a magazine.
  7. Play music. Dance around the house.
  8. Write a blog post.
  9. Keep a diary for your feelings.
  10. Create a Visual Journal for your feelings.
  11. Play a game with a friend or online.
  12. Take a walk or run.
  13. Do some housework.
  14. Paint a picture.
  15. Go out to the movies.

Lots of ways to distract ourselves from emotional eating. Next time we talk about ways to stop emotional eating with our food choices.

Share with us on the Be Boldly Brilliant Facebook page what works for you. How do you stop emotional overeating?

Join us in the Be Boldly Brilliant Breakthroughs Facebook Group.

Click Here: bit.ly/BeBoldlyBrilliant

Is an entrepreneur ever on vacation?

Is an entrepreneur ever on vacation?

relaxing by the bay

relaxing by the bay

Do you live and breathe your business? Do you find yourself checking your iPhone, iPad or Laptop every 10 minutes, even on vacation? Are you suffering from entrepreneuritis?

As an entrepreneur, I know that workload, passion and personality all form to keep an entrepreneur always busy, if we are not aware and vigilant. It’s easy to get lost in the day to day business of running a company. Notice the common word used for creating a company (running). Do we really need to be always running to have a successful business? (BTW, she confesses, she’s writing this blog while on vacation)

The answer is “No, we do not.” We can take time off to recalibrate, to renew and to rest. If we don’t take this time, we get stressed, ineffective and overwhelmed. This is entrepreneuritis. Creating a business does take work. It’s not the quick and easy 6 figures overnight as some would have you believe. There’s a saying “Overnight success is 10 years in the making.” This means success comes from applying ourselves to our plan and strategy consistently and compassionately. If we burn-out, our business is done.

In business it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day operations and lose site of the BIG vision, the BIG WHY. When this happens, we start spinning the wheels, lost. To stay passionate, we need to revisit the BIG WHY and vision. The best way to do this is with distance from the day to day operations. Shake off the shackles of the everyday. Take some time off. Take a vacation or staycation. Remember your BIG WHY. Rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Remember the great joy from which you started your business.

Stop suffering from entrepreneuritis. Go enjoy a vacation! You might even leave all your computers at home. Suffer the withdrawal, let go and live!

Visit us at http://www.BoldlyBrilliant.com or at http://www.facebook.com/BeBoldlyBrilliant

 

Day 8…Self-Care in a Stressed Out World

Confession time. I skipped a few days in the blogging of the 21 Day Self-Care Sensation Celebration and Challenge! A few days that were too full with work, care of elderly father, visit by son and daughter-in-law and making a home of my week old apartment by unpacking the stacked, ceiling high boxes. Even so, I did practice my self-care! I ate cake! And, we all know stressed is desserts spelled backwards. I wasn’t really stressed. No stress, just day to day busyness.

Real stress is below.

Yesterday was the 6 month anniversary of the senseless killings at Sandy Hook Elementary. The NSA reads my emails. Fires raging in Colorado. We live in a stressed out world. How we make peace in this madness is the purpose of Self-Care. How do we stay present, alive in our skin with compassion for all, including ourselves?

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” Quote by Steve Maraboli

We start with that most powerful relationship, the one with our self. By practicing self-care, we bring peace to us, peace to the people in our lives (who want us to be fully there for them, not half empty) and peace to our world.

What will you do for Self-Care today? For me, I plan to play pool (the ball and cue kind, Billiards, Snooker).

 

10212939_m

Day 5…pretty feet!

Some say there is a big difference between self-indulgence and self-care. Manicures, Facial care, Massages and Mud Baths would come under self-indulgence. Working out at the gym, eating healthy foods and hiking in the woods would be self-care. I am not sure I like a clinical, health only oriented view of Self-Care. I see Self-Care as the process of soothing the soul and healing the body. Maybe that’s breathing and meditating, maybe that’s bargain clothes shopping. Who can say what soothes your soul? Only you know what brings you peace, that calmness and the feeling that all is right with the world.

I have found that many things that bring me self-care, may bring someone else fear, distaste or boredom. We each are ultimately responsible for our care. Many folks neglect self-care. They put others first, especially women. The problem is without taking time for our own care, we have little or none to honestly and freely give to another. Our giving isn’t real or authentic, if tainted by frustration, anger or resentment.

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” Quote by Karl Lagerfeld

Wise thoughts, Mr. Lagerfeld. Take time for Self-Care, fill up the glass! You deserve it!

Today, I chose “Pretty feet.”