Friday, April 25, 2014

Mirror Mirror

We look in the mirror and what do we see?

When we look in a mirror with a critical eye, our emotional buttons are pushed, making us tense. Mirrors make us emotional. Intuitive thinking  connects us with dignity, which relieves our emotions by refreshing priorities, so we eat for good health and pleasing appearance.
  • Emotions feel complicated.
  • Keep it simple by thinking with your senses. 
  • The point is to connect with your body when you eat.

Notice your posture.

When our shoulders are relaxed, our heart is comfortable. This way it's automatic to tune-in to priorities and personal boundaries. Look at your posture in the mirror. Tuning-in to our body helps overcome emotions that drive us to make uncomfortable choices. Where does your body hold tension? We all hold tension in different places. I hold tension in my stomach. Notice what you see and feel:
  • Feel your body.
  • Where are your shoulders?
    • They should be lower.
  • How does your neck feel? 
    • Gently, tilt your head back, then forward. 
    • Gently lean your ears toward your shoulders.
  • Be patient with yourself. 
    • Appreciate your effort to be the best you can be. 
  • It is automatic to tap into strength we recognize intuitively. Here's how:
    • Identify with someone you admire who makes good decisions in stressful moments: James Bond, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Mother Teresa.

Life is a gift. The more it's savored, the better it tastes.

Sensual intuitive thinking is a direct physical response to our environment. It keeps the big picture clear so we're in tune with personal priorities and boundaries. Look in the mirror for help. Notice your posture and honor yourself by feeling dignity. Appreciate who you are. When you eat, savor every morsel!  After you eat, look in the mirror again:
  • Give yourself a big smile and a knowing wink.
  • Enjoy the rest of your day.
The better you understand yourself, the happier life is. Practice looking into the mirror for help. You are your best friend. Trust your gut. For help overcoming emotional eating challenges, pick up a copy of Am I Really Hungry? 6th sense diet: Intuitive Eating, or download a copy and keep it on your phone for quick help! 

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