Fake it til you make it
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I had a thought today...It's a sound psych principle that when you're trying to learn new behavior, or overcome a mental health obstacle or challenge, it can be really helpful to "act as if". In the case of someone depressed, it can mean thinking about how a non-depressed person would act, move through their day, etc, and act like that yourself.
In the case of eating habits, what would it be like to think about eating like the fit and healthy and magnificent person inside you would eat? The "me" that I am keeping in mind during the process of shifting my lifestyle and behavior around food and activity would likely make very different choices than I currently do. I wonder if it would be a fun thought experiment to try to see things through "her" eyes?