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The other day, when I wanted to look for fulfillment in the fridge, I opened my mouth and sang instead! I love to sing, and so I shuffled around the kitchen doing the dishes and singing my heart out. You can't sing and eat at the same time, and after a few minutes, I wasn't "hungry" anymore--but I WAS happy, because I was singing a happy song!
Of course, blasting a favorite album or playlist to sing along with might help you get started. (And, I found it especially effective when I was singing praise songs to God.)
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Radio" Turns out that randomly selected songs from various pop princesses are super-workout friendly and oddly empowering. No one but me (and now YOU!) has any idea of my secret indulgence...shhhh!334
PS - I also destress by singing along to "Barry Manilow Radio" and relax to "Josh Grobin Radio"...
Find something in your house that you don't clean on a regular basis, like lampshades, cabinet tops or doors, washing walls, etc., and put on some music and clean and sing your way to remove your stress. Sing loud and clean hard, and you'll be stress free and will have accomplished something good at the same time.
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