This might seem like a peculiar post, and it probably is. But, I am a writer and write about varied subjects I am interested in. Yet, once you’ve figured out your own life in a way you deem worthwhile, what does one do with the rest of his? The only thing that comes to mind is the following, which is you hope you can help someone else at least in some small way.
‘Life is a car and we have both our hands on its steering wheel’
But, can we really help others? I am not so sure about that. I mean, you can give the answers to what it means to you to live a healthy and happy life, but that may not be another’s idea that would work for them.
‘Writing keeps my head on straight. I hope someone benefits from my posts’
When I was much younger, no one could tell me anything. Sound familiar? I had my mind made up about quite a lot. I think that was a reason I succeed so well because I didn’t know I couldn’t do something. Nonetheless, at the same time, the older I got the more I was aware of what I didn’t know about life, but had yet to learn.
‘A large empirical literature shows that people who are happier achieve better life outcomes, including financial success, supportive relationships, mental health, effective coping, and even physical health and longevity. Moreover, prospective and longitudinal studies show that happiness often precedes and predicts these positive outcomes, rather than simply resulting from them (for a review of 225 studies, see Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005) ’.
OK, So I Lost Weight And Got Healthier: What Do I Do Now?
- Enjoy it
- Celebrate it
- But, not by unhealthful food and drink
- Spread the word about weight loss, better health and longer life as benefits when one eats 80-90% plant based whole food
- Share your secret with others ‘who are willing listen’
Although I have learned my lessons and changed who I was through the years that some of us it seems don’t. Likely, you know those seemingly unchanged with all of their old beliefs that haven’t worked for them still intact. I am not the same person I was even five years ago. Furthermore, I am grateful for all the changes I made in me. We learn in life through painful experiences.
‘Our lives become those thoughts we ponder most be they negative or positive’
I like me a lot more than I used to, because I have accepted me for who I am. Once one does this, he can go on from there. Through adversity I believe I have become a kinder, gentler, more understanding and loving person.
As one ages, he sees life is shorter than he used to think. Therefore, believe in you trusting your intuition. Think positive thoughts avoiding the negative whenever they tend to pop into your mind. Worthwhile tip: watch less or possibly better, no TV!
‘The older one gets the wiser he will become once he learns the universal truth that love was actually all there ever was and all there ever can be’
*Stressed? I have been meditating for decades. Try my ’10’ second relaxation technique. My wife says it works, therefore it’s wife approved! Go, here.
Source- 1 Cohn, Michael A, et al. “Happiness Unpacked: Positive Emotions Increase Life Satisfaction by Building Resilience.” Emotion (Washington, D.C.), U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2009, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3126102/.
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.