Sometimes it’s more important to ask,
“What’s eating you?”
“What are you eating?”
I bring this up now because the events of these past weeks have been tragic. Sad Sobering. And can leave anyone feeling numb.
How have you been coping?
Often we seek comfort from food, which is okay when you are hungry, but if you are feeling empty, lonely, unappreciated, there’s no amount of food that will fill that void.
What do you do?
If you are hungry, by all means, eat. But if you are faced with a feelings problem, find a feelings solution.
Today I am sharing my latest running playlist that was my solution to getting through a week that left me overwhelmed. These uplifting tunes (and the endorphins released on my runs), were enough to give me a fresh outlook and renewed sense of motivation. I call this my ‘mood boosting’ playlist; the songs all make me feel good, but in different ways. I like some of the songs for their lyrics, others their sounds, and still others just take me back to a time when I remember life was especially fun.
Good health and feeling good about yourself go hand-in hand. But it is also human to occasionally feel gloomy. Get in touch with your feelings and keep food and feelings separate. If you are not hungry, find something to do other than eating, i.e. talk to a friend, read, write in a journal, play music. A healthy body knows when it’s hungry, tired or stressed. Remember to take care of yourself, everyday. You are worth it!
When life rears its ugly head, whats your coping plan? Please feel free to share one of your own mood boosting songs. Have a great week!
Mood Boosting Playlist
Shower the People , James Taylor
Walking on Sunshine, Katrina & the Wave
How Great Thou Art, Carrie Underwood withVince Gill
I Believe I can Fly, R Kelly
Angel, Sarah McLachlan
All Your Life, The Band Perry
I Can Only Imagine, Mercy Me
Keep Me in Mind, Zac Brown Band
We Owned the Night, Lady Antebellum
Escape (aka The Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes
Bad Day, Daniel Powter
Time of My Life, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes