Mental Fitness

12 Aug

Lets face it – we are overweight because of what is going on between our ears (and a slow metabolism – always blame the metabolism:).  In an effort to help our mental fitness, find peace, and happiness I present to you the following random bits of entertainment and information:

7 Thoughts that are bad for your health (see http://www.livescience.com/health/090911-7-bad-thoughts-1.html).  They are – Cynicism, Lack of Meaning, Fretting, Anxiety, Stress, Lack of Control, Gloom and Doom.  Ok, no surprises here….

Work for Happiness (: Challenge yourself to be happy – take the Dr. Oz happiness challenge!  In a nutshell – 1) acknowledge what makes you happy 2) Fake Happiness 3) Divert yourself from bad thoughts 4) perform random acts of kindness. 

If nothing else – perform random acts of kindness (check out: this psychology today article , this wonderful women (Secret Agent L.) and of course, Operation Beautiful

Gratitude – complete a gratitude journal.  We all need to appreciate what we have much more.   If you want a good cry – take a look at this video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMlIM9zLio .  These folks are grateful.

Don’t Compare Yourselves to Others!   Don’t compare yourself to the Joneses – you don’t know what is going on in their house or backyard!  Concentrate on your family and you. 

Exercise –  It does more than just impact our waistline. 

And lastly,

Smile

And no – this cat is not mine:)

What brings you happiness and peace of mind?

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5 Responses to “Mental Fitness”

  1. mostlyfitmom August 13, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    Is that your cat?!? That’s one patient cat. LOL

    Like this post. I’ll definitely be checking out those links. Being positive is definitely something I’m working on right now. In keeping with this positivity them, check out http://operationbeautiful.com/ I think you’ll like it 😉

    • 45before35 August 13, 2010 at 7:26 am #

      Thanks – yes, I actually first found out about operation beautiful on the TODAY show and then found it by accident online. It is great.

      And no – I stole the picture (bad blogger) – I don’t know know who to give credit to.

  2. Angela (the diet book junkie) August 13, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    this is such a great post! i think you’ve covered it. only thing i can add is….hmm….i guess eat good food. junk food makes us happy in the moment, but usually we feel like garbage shortly thereafter.

    (love that kitty, what’s on his head???)

    • 45before35 August 13, 2010 at 7:25 am #

      I believe it is a lime – poor kitty. And yes, junk food is divine – until you feel like junk:)

  3. thehungryscholar August 13, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours! I like how goal-oriented you are. I am not so good at making goals.

    I have a bad habit of comparing myself to others. As a graduate student, it is hard not too. It is good you drew my attention to it. It is something I need to work on, for sure.

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