If you haven’t visited Annette Colby’s great website Loving Miracles take a few moments. It has a wealth of wonderful tips for taking care of ourselves, which for many of us is the ultimate answer for weight loss. You can also sign up for her e-newsletter which always has a lot of good insight that’s helped me more than once.
Her most recent e-letter focused on self-approval. Lots of good stuff in it, but I liked one step she listed: Learn to become a master of joy! Joy is the energy that makes you feel great – not just in the moment, but in the long-term. Joy generates the power to accomplish. Do things that require joy, and you will become more joyful. For instance:
Eat delicious food and activate every sense while eating
Sing from your heart and dance from your soul
Do kind things for yourself
Engage in activities that make you feel great to be alive
Give yourself positive feedback
Take action on the goals that are important to you
Learn to relieve stress
I think I’ll go do all of the above right now!