|For those of us who are trying to eat healthier or are simply eating differently than most of our family, holidays dinners can create a lot of stress!|
Don't worry anymore!
I've put together 10 of my best tips on how to keep eating mindfully during the holidays and not revert to old unhealthy habits.
Let's dive right in:
# 1: Visualize your success. Visualization is a powerful tool used by many inspirational leaders, and accomplished athletes. "First we visualize what we want, and then we achieve it," says author and motivational speaker Mark Victor Hansen, author of the Chicken Soup series. So see yourself eating healthy and making healthy choices. See yourself handling comments about the way you eat with compassion and determination. (People only criticize when they feel threatened consciously or unconsciously) Finally see yourself free of cravings and unwholesome habits.
# 2: Create a powerful sankalpa. The word sankalpa in Sanskrit mean a powerful resolve. I've used this technique for everything I've either wanted to accomplish or be free of! When temptation strikes, or even upon waking up in the morning and before going to bed at night, silently repeat your sankalpa. Try, "I'm in control of what I eat." Or, "I only eat foods that make me feel good." Phrase your sankalpa positively, and clearly and repeat it 3 times mentally with conviction and sincerity.
# 3: Think fulfillment not deprivation. Dwell on what you gain, not on what you think you're losing. Approach your new, healthy way of nourishing yourself with a positive attitude. It's vital to shift your mindset. My yoga teacher, Unmani, used to say, "your consciousness will never go beyond your comfort zone," your comfort zone is your belief, your conditioning. Powerful words! So if your belief is that you're depriving yourself, that's what you'll experience. But if you change that belief, and "beliefs are not the truth, they're just thresholds" (another saying from Unmani), to you're gifting yourself of long term health and well-being, that will be your experience.
Find out what the other 7 tips are by clicking on this link!
I wish you all very very happy, joyful, healthy and safe holidays!