3 Tips to Be More Optimistic for Weight LossPosted: Jan 15 in Weight loss by Dr. Lazarus
It’s pretty hard to turn on the news or read news articles online today without feeling completely down. There are wars, financial troubles and scandals all around us, and even as you switch over to read about the health news you can encounter disappointing information. The obesity epidemic is on the rise, and losing weight is just as challenging as ever.
If you are trying to lose weight in Denver, small events can make it far too easy to become discouraged. Yet being a downer all the time can make you unpleasant to be around, interfere with your ability to get a good night of sleep, affect your mood and personality, and create long-term health effects. So how can you kick pessimism to the curb?
Take Control of Your Life
Dwelling on the worst case scenario can really bring you down. The problem with dwelling on a worst case scenario such as a global economic collapse or something similar is that these events are based on factors beyond your control. You can decrease a lot of stress and worry in your life by planning and taking action. For instance, you cannot control the attitude that your friends and family takes about eating healthier, but you can control the timing of your engagements and plan to not eat when you are around your friends. Understanding which factors in life you can control and which factors you can’t control can help you to cut down the stress and anxiety you may feel from time to time.
Take Note of the Positive Aspects of Life
Even the worst days are not without their bright moments. The bright moments may be few, far between, and fleeting–but they are there. Whether you simply note how comfortable your pajamas are to change into or how light traffic seems to be today, make an effort to focus for a minute on them. Even focusing on the positive for a few minutes here and there can really help you to transition your mood into a more positive one.
Find Solutions, Not Fault
It’s pretty easy to go through life pointing fingers and finding fault in people and situations. This is an easy thing to do, but it also fosters a great deal of negativity in you as well as those around you. Not every comment, suggestion, or situation may be positive. Rather than dwelling on the negativity, though, you will find greater success and happiness when you build off of what is present to work toward a better solution. You can complain about it, or you can change it for the better.