I came back to my bunk at summer camp when I was 12 years-old in a rotten mood because I had performed terribly in a horse show. The last place I wanted to be was in a bunk meeting listening to one of my counselors discuss how our bunk was messy and we had to pull ourselves together. I mostly was staring at the floor in front of me, but at one moment, I looked up and saw a fellow camper, Lori Tyler, staring into my eyes and smiling. At that moment, all the ugly feelings disappeared.
Obviously that smile had a strong impact on me because I still remember it vividly today. Lori is probably unaware how she affected me and how an act so small as a smile could have such a profound effect.
Conversely, we all know the impact we’re having on our children, our partner and/or our co-workers by walking around in an agitated state, stressed and anxious. It is by no means a stretch to say that this type of behavior compounds itself because our frustration/anger/impatience often leads us to act in ways that hurt us even more, such as through binge eating, smoking, taking drugs, etc.
Many of us turn to food even when we’re not hungry because we’re feeling hungry for something we are unable to name. Perhaps it’s anger at ourselves for yelling at our children or at a spouse for cheating on us and depriving us of the loving relationship.
Each week my focus is on slowing down to make space so that we can live more fulfilling, happier lives. We’re not going to lose weight and sustain it if we’re stressed, agitated and depressed.
The JOOS Reboot is a powerful tool to develop mindfulness so that we can slow down and feel more balanced and control in our every day lives. Once we develop this pattern of eating consciously, we become more aware of what and how we’re eating, which leads to sustained weight loss.
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