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It's way too easy to be thinking about what comes next, instead of staying focused on what I'm doing. When I stay IN THE MOMENT, I actually get more done: Things run smoother, I have more fun doing everyday things--I enjoy things more-- and I do a better job at WHATEVER I am doing, whether it is an errand, exercise, cooking or eating... It's actually mentally refreshing!
It isn't a war or a battle or anything like that. Commit to living a healthy life and improving wherever you can. If you make it too epic, failures become epically magnified. Stay in the moment and stay strong. Forgive yourself if you fall off and move on.
It's always been hard for me to come back from a slip up. With a little bit of yoga breathing, I've learned to let go of the disappointment and not turn to emotional eating. Yoga has always taught me to focus on my breath as a way of "staying in the moment." When I feel some emotional eating creeping up on me, I focus on my breathing, closing my eyes (wherever I am) and listening to the slow in and out of my breath. Besides calming me down, it reminds me to stay focused on the moment!
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