Many of us have spent years reading books, going to therapy, and endlessly analyzing why we overeat or stay overweight. All of these things have their place, but they can also become a trap, as they can keep us from moving forward.
All we need to know is contained in the present. If we stay awake and aware, what we need to know and do will be revealed to us. Life is continually sending us messages and answers. Often, our minds are too preoccupied with thoughts of the past or future, and aren’t open to receive the wisdom that currently surrounds us.
Instead of asking why, try asking how? As in, “How can I move forward with my health, emotional eating, and/or weight loss goals?”
Followed by, “What is the next best step for me right now?”
Some other good questions to ask are:
How do I want to feel?
What am I looking for in food when I am engaging in emotional eating?
Is it a feeling of pleasure, excitement, sensuality, tranquility, or sweetness?
What do I need to do in order to bring more of these feelings into my life?
What can I do on a daily or weekly basis to achieve that?
Then still and open your mind to receive the answer.
It may come right away or it may be slowly revealed to you over a period of time. The need to understand why keeps you stuck in the past. Your why will be revealed once you’re living in the solution.
“All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
Quotes on Small Steps
Each step you take reveals a new horizon. You have taken the first step today. Now, I challenge you to take another.
— Dan Poynter
Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
— Indira Ghandi
No matter how slow you go you’re still lapping everyone on the couch. —Unknown
I take small consistent actions towards my goals each and every day.
I make room daily for what I say is important to me.
I align my actions with my desires to achieve consistent results.
My small, daily actions add up to my larger success.