Written by Jennifer Espinosa-Goswami, www.weightlesschronicles.com
Just because you can see what is coming, doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. Several years ago, I cried for months. My whole world was turned upside down, and I started questioning my value as a person. I was depressed, out of energy, and had no interest in activities that used to give me joy.
I had lost my job.
Do you ever feel like the world around you is crashing, and you have nowhere to turn? Do you wonder what really matters? I had tricked myself into believing that the job was the right fit for me. It wasn’t, but I didn’t realize that until long after I did the walk of shame with my box in my hand to the parking lot.
Studies have shown that increasing the amount of money you earn does NOT lead to greater happiness. However, there is one thing in your life that can drastically improve your confidence and self-esteem. This one thing can bring you out of despair and sustain you through tough times.
This one thing is your health.
When I lost my job, I focused too much on how miserable I was. When I shifted my thinking to what I could control, I gained a healthier life. I could control what I ate, how I moved, and in the process I found how to be happy with myself again.
Here are two simple steps to take control of your health and become confidently you.
- Drink more water
A client of mine was addicted to diet soda. This same client struggled with lack of energy, not to mention 80 excess pounds. When we worked on decreasing her soda consumption by just one can a day, she felt more energetic and ready to go on a fun trip to Florida. Not only that, but she also dropped 7 pounds during the busiest time of year.
- Stand up
When you are sad, you might find yourself taking up space on the couch more often, and turning on the TV more. Studies show that sitting down all day and increasing your screen time actually make you MORE depressed. The solution is to just stand up! That’s right. No need to kill yourself at the gym. Simply take time to stand for five minutes every hour.
Finding small ways to move throughout your day can make a big impact on how you feel, and doesn’t require scheduled time away from your loved ones.
Confidence is not wearing a bikini or looking glamorous. Confidence is looking good from the inside out. Get even more simple secrets to success at www.weightlesschronicles.com/go/lose5now
About the author
Jennifer Espinosa-Goswami, founder of weightless LLC. As a former fat girl, I used to be 100 pounds overweight until 2001. That year, my 88 year old Grandma passed away in a hospital of heart disease. Grandma was a huge part of my life, and never let me down. I realized that I wouldn’t live half as long as her if I continued eating the way I did.
That was when I took the first step toward weight bliss. One year later, I was 100 pounds lighter. Along the way, I discovered a simple recipe to lifestyle change.
If you want to get started on your own weight loss journey, download Lose 5 Now, my free report.