Here are 3 healthy living tips, 2 book recommendations (one self-improvement and one fun), and 1 journal prompt to ponder this week!
*TBJ = Tips, Books, Journal Prompt
☀️3 Things You NEED To Know About Overeating (from a licensed therapist):
01. Everybody overeats from time to time. However, if this happens often for you, there is likely a deeper problem triggering the overeating. (Wondering what that is? Take this free quiz.)
02. Your issue is not and has never been the food. It is why the overeating is happening in the first place.
03. You Don’t Have To Continue This Frustrating Relationship With Food. Making Peace With Food IS Possible.
☀️If your brain says… let’s try…
If your brain says: ‘Ugh I was so bad today, I'll just keep eating and be better tomorrow.’
Let’s Try: I am learning to make peace with food. It is not going to be perfect. However, I can still choose to listen to and honor my body's needs today.
☀️ If you want to build a new healthy habit, stack the new habit onto something you already have a habit of doing. For example, if you want to start journaling (new habit), put your journal next to your coffee maker (established habit).
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
I just loved this book. It’s fun, yet incredibly insightful. It’s also one of those books you don’t have to read from cover to cover. You can just open it up and read a chapter whenever you need (however I do recommend reading cover to cover because it’s that good 😉) !
Amazon Synopsis: In this refreshingly entertaining guide to reshaping your mindset and your life, mega-bestselling author and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilarious and inspiring stories, sage advice, loving yet firm kicks in the rear, and easy-to-implement exercises to help you:
- Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want.
- Shift your energy and attract what you desire.
- Create a life you totally love. And start creating it NOW.
- Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand how to blast past what’s holding you back, make some serious changes, and start living the kind of life that once seemed impossible.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
This book is just so stinkin cute. If you’re looking to lose yourself in a friends to lovers novel – grab this next. This is a perfect beach read, or just a light-hearted read to grab when you want to wind down at the end of the night!
Amazon Synopsis: Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.
But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother…only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.
Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.
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✏️ If life is so short, why am I doing so many things that don't bring me joy?
Is there anything I am currently doing that is taking away from my joy, that I can let go of? Is there anything that brings me joy that I could add in?
I hope you have a great week!