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 Reframes for stopping food guilt:
- Brain we are not engaging in those thoughts today!
- It’s my choice to enjoy this food, and so I am going to do just that!
- Obsessing over food isn’t the life I want. I’m okay!
☀️Instead of: Nobody else is eating, I shouldn’t eat either (but you’re hungry) > Let’s Try: Ignoring my hunger has never worked for me. My body is asking for energy now, I will listen to that.
☀️Healing is not becoming the best version of yourself. Healing is letting the worst version of yourself be loved.
I listened to this as an audiobook and then had to buy the book to highlight and make notes. James Clear does a fantastic job at simplifying habits and giving a step-by-step framework for building new healthy habits you will actually stick to! If you want to build new habits yet can only stick to them for a few days, add this book to your TBR list!
*Note: there is some language on weight and eating in here I don't love. Take these examples with a grain of salt.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Quick Synopsis (from Amazon): Cyril Avery is not a real Avery – or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?
Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from – and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.
In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.
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✏️ Where am I spending energy trying to please someone who actually doesn't care?
What would be a better use of that energy?
I hope you have a great week!
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