DAY 1 – Five Minute Freedom Exercise
The following exercise helps you get in touch with the emotional, physical, and spiritual cost of your eating and weight issues and the freedom you will feel once you you’re your back your power over food:
Close your eyes and get in touch with the impact of food and weight issues in your life. What have they cost you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? How have they impacted your relationship with yourself and others? Have they kept you from following your heart and going after what you’ve wanted? Write down any insight.
Now imagine how your life would be if you felt free and relaxed around food. Imagine that it no longer absorbed your mental energy. You no longer feel powerless or afraid, but aligned, balanced, centered, and confident. How would you live? How would you treat yourself and others? Imagine all of the energy that you used to devote to worrying and thinking about food flowing into creative and fulfilling endeavors in your life. How does your body feel? Notice any emotions or sensations that arise. Use this exercise as often as you can, even once a day, to support the permanent change you’re making in your relationship to food. Record any insights.
This exercise demonstrates the benefits of living free of a food issues and helps you see the cost of keeping addictive foods in your life. This seeing will enable you to make more conscious eating choices rather than listening to the mind’s lies, which tempt you to act out cravings. Ask yourself, “What is my freedom really worth?”
Emotional, physical, or spiritual costs: record on a separate sheet of paper
Congratulations on Completing Day 1 of your Skinny Thinking Challenge!
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