We all have a story. Resilience is how we quickly recover despite setbacks. The more resilient we are, the happier we are and believe it or not, the more healthy and fit we are. When we are happy and balanced, we don’t abuse our bodies either by overeating, eating food that make us sick, or neglecting our body in general.
Many people come to me with an “all or nothing” attitude. They do great until they have a “treat” and then, they throw up their arms and say “I failed.” No you didn’t!!! You had a cookie after eating great for weeks. This is great! That cookie is not your ticket to jail and a downward spiral to eating 5 more cookies, ice cream, and chocolate until you’re sick and feel totally defeated. Perfection is never our goal!
Here are some tips for gaining more resilience:
- Positivity. Focus on solutions instead of problems. Get your brain neurons firing the right direction to create resilience.
- Social Connection: We need a tribe. Seek community. We are no good completely solo in the world.
- Gratitude: Appreciate and look for the good even during bad times. It rewires our brain and makes us more resilient to adversity.
- Realistic: Set realistic goals that you can achieve. It’s overwhelming to think about all the changes you have to make. I’m a big fan of baby steps that are easy and lasts.
- Personal Growth: Learn your triggers and patterns. And, redirect or remove things that sabotage you.
- Purpose: Build resilience not through resentment but by offering help to those worse off. Make someone else feel good.
Quiet the voice that shames you from needing help. We don’t need to be strong alone. Find support!
If there are changes you’d like to make in your stress level, eating habits, exercise, and overall health and happiness, start with a free health consultation at www.HappyFoodHealth.com or (619) 876-2655. See if this is the right match for you. I do things very differently to make health a natural lifestyle and this is not for everyone. Check out Yelp for other people’s opinion of Happy Food.
~ Samantha Hua, Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach, San Diego, CA