Tuesday, April 30, 2013
As some of you know, I've been participating in sparkcoach. I'm not sure what it is that works so well for me, but I think the anonymous accountability is really helping.
Each day, there is a topic that one of the coaches addresses, either via a brief video or via writing and links to articles.
Today's topic was sabotage - are there people in your life who want to sabotage your success? Are they jealous of your weight loss, or miss a "partner in crime" in terms of eating, etc.
I am happy to say that I don't have anyone who sabotages me in my journey for better health. Part of this is that I'm particularly blessed with positive friends and family, and that I don't have anyone who would wish me to be less healthy, so they pretty much leave my food choices up to me.
I believe, too, though, that as I've gotten healthier over these past few years that I've also "weeded out" those who would be most likely to encourage sabotage. For years, I surrounded myself with takers, rather than givers. I think I felt that was the only kind of friend that I deserved.
I also am classified under the "grasping" personality type in Buddhism, and we tend to want to fix the world and fix individuals and so it's easy to fall into that pattern. What I've found, though, is that like begets like, and when I find positive energy, I become more positive too. This has helped me become more attracted to, and attract, more people with this sort of energy, and has helped me to feel more confident and happier in general.
Have you found that as you grow physically healthier that you also grow emotionally or mentally healthier?