Are you waking up today feeling like you need to go on a diet after Thanksgiving? Why not try a joy diet instead: the happier you are most likely the healthier you will be, too. Try allowing yourself this list of pleasures:
-Have time to yourself every day to do nothing.
-Buy yourself some flowers.
-Make time to communicate with nature.
-Go for a walk in the park.
-Buy yourself a book or a magazine.
-Watch the latest movie in the cinema.
-Have a cup of coffee in your favorite coffee bar.
-Have your nails done, or for the men, a professional shave.
-Treat yourself to a new perfume or aftershave lotion.
-Get a new hairstyle and be daring.
-Buy the outfit you have been ogling up for the last few weeks.
Then move on to the bigger stuff:
-Take the singing lessons you have wanted to take for years.
-Join the dance club your feet are aching to get into.
-Climb the mountain you have always wanted to conquer.
-Build the house of your dreams.
-Have the relationship of your dreams.
-Travel to wherever your heart takes you.
Adapted from The Light Diet, by Elisabeth Constantine (Findhorn Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Elisabeth COnstantine. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from The Light Diet, by Elisabeth Constantine (Findhorn Press, 2005).