Bad moments.. Not Bad Days.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Lately it seems that all I can think about is all the things that are going wrong.. The cars that broke down, the wallet that got stolen, the people that have passed away. All of the things that are meant to drag a person down seemed to be happening to me at once. They say that bad things happen in threes? Mine went well beyond that.
For a period of time, I was depressed and let all these things drag me down.. to the point of emotional eating and seemingly not caring about anything.. including my health. And then a phone call from my dad changed that. He told me that I need to think of things in a more positive light. He told me that instead of having a bad day.. that I need to turn it into a bad moment. Just because something bad happens doesn't mean I need to have a bad day. I need to be upset for a moment and then turn it into a good day. And just like that, my days have been happier. I've found myself appreciating things in my life rather than digging myself further and further into depression. It's funny how something someone says to you can change your life in such big ways.
Then, it hit me like a light bulb. That doesn't just apply to bad things that happen. It applies to weight loss/getting healthy as well. Just because we ate something that we probably shouldn't have or had a bad meal, doesn't mean we should continue to eat unhealthy the rest of the day and say 'I'll just start again tomorrow, on Monday, etc.' We need to start over at that moment. So many times we've said 'I've already ate this much.. what is a little more going to hurt?' When you've already eaten too much, any extra calories, fat, carbohydrates, etc are just going to be stored as fat. If we can stop ourselves from being in that mindset, we can be that one step closer to losing the weight we want to, rather than gaining an extra pound or having to work off those extra calories we ate. Trust me.. I knew before that we shouldn't continue to eat unhealthy just because of one meal.. but that relates to everything in our lives. I've seen pictures lately that say things about continuing to eat unhealthy because we've had one bad meal is like dropping your phone on the ground and smashing it to pieces because it has already fell.. or I've also seen one that says it is like slashing the other three tires because you already have one flat tire. We've got to learn to turn things around when we can.
We need to turn our bad days into bad moments and our bad moments into good days because who doesn't want to have a good day, everyday?
A little funny since it kind of applies to my blog: