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Monday, 31 August 2020 11:11

Share the Wealth

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In The Main Meal Weight Management Support program, we’re taking an honest look at our habits and our self-talk. We dig deep to find places within ourselves for opportunities to feel more positive and to change our thinking about our bodies and our abilities. More and more often throughout our days we are finding ourselves aware of our strengths and seeing many more options for action and choice than we’ve ever seen before. Little by little, and sometimes by leaps and bounds, we are finding our joy!

What could be more fun than to share that joy with those around us!! What’s more fun than watching someone’s face light up when you pay them a compliment or praise their accomplishments? As we learn to take judgment off our own choices, we naturally begin to take judgment off other people’s choices. As we become more accepting of ourselves, we become more accepting of others. And those other people notice it each time we interact with them. We share by example and by our generosity of spirit.

We can do this even with people we find ‘difficult’ to get along with. Think about someone you don’t particularly enjoy spending time with. Now find one thing about that person you like. It could be the clothes they wear, how they do their hair, or how organized they are. Be creative and be objective. Find that one thing you like about this person. Then pay them a compliment. Say something nice, drop them an email, praise them in front of co-workers. See how it feels inside your body to do this. How they react is not the issue. It’s how you feel when you do it. Don’t be surprised if, eventually, you find your difficult relationship improving.

As a friend of mine said recently, the better it gets, the better it gets! And I would say the more joy we feel, the more joy we feel! There’s a snowball effect here. The more we practice acceptance of ourselves, the more we accept others. And the more we accept others, the more we accept ourselves. Practice makes permanent!

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Betty Brink

Betty Brink is an expert on the mental and emotional aspects of dieting and body image. She is the author of "The Main Meal: The New Perspective on Weight Loss." In seminars, speeches, and consultations, she demonstrates practical methods to quiet the diet chatter, and to empower yourself to make conscious choices in diet, in life, and in relationships.

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