The importance of LOL (I'm not talking about laughing out loud)
One of the things I’ve found in my never-ending quest to understand what makes successful people successful is how much support they have.
(Along the way, I’ve encountered many people that just can’t get over this. They feel like they have to do everything alone. In fact, they’d rather do everything alone even if it means doing it unsuccessfully. Their egos get in the way, among many other things like fear of change, but that’s a subject for another time.)
As connected as the world is these days, it’s interesting how many of us feel so disconnected.
The result: It causes many of us to live in our own heads.
The problem with that is when we get overwhelmed, or anxious or upset or disappointed or whatever – we don’t have anyone to share these feelings with.
So what do we do?
We eat these feelings…or at least we try to.
Eating our negative emotions only amplifies them, though. Emotional eating never makes us feel the way we really want to feel.
So what can we do?
Live Out Loud.
What does that mean?
It means not keeping everything bottled up inside.
It means being a little more vulnerable. It means opening up a bit. It means sharing what’s really going on in our life with others. Not everything has to be perfect.
In fact, our most successful clients are the ones who share the most with us.
Writing out our thoughts, worries and fears or whatever we’re thinking every night will help tremendously. Feel free to add them to your Daily Report.
Whatever is clever. Just get them out of your head.
The less we live inside our head, the more we’ll be able to deal with everything and the less likely we’ll be to reach for food to suppress those feelings and emotions.
When we’re fit, it’s easier to be happy. And when we’re happy, it’s easier to be fit. Everything impacts everything.
Bottom line: Live out loud!
While we’re at it, we might as well laugh out loud more often too! (Is that laughter as contagious for you as it is for me?:)