I recently came across this website called Daily Good: News that Inspires (dailygood.org).
And I'm hooked.
The reason is simple. It focuses on the positive and good news in the world.
I recently read an article called, "Ghandi's 10 Rules for Changing the World." It was written by Henrik Edberg, syndicated from positivityblog.com (June 28, 2013).
For the next 10 blog posts, I'm going to focus on the 10 Rules with my own twist on them. The first is, "Change Yourself."
Many people think that if they change their environment or buy something that will set them up for success, that's all they need to make a change. Although these are complementary ideas, first things first. We must change ourselves.
If we want to get rid of those extra pounds for good, we have to change our mindset about food and exercise and then execute the change in mindset.
We can't look at food as, "I have to give up chocolate cake." We need to look at it as, "I get to eat more fruits and vegetables, which I know are beneficial for me and will make me feel better."
When it comes to exercise, we can't think, "Ugh, I have to get up and go to the gym today." Instead, we need to think, "I'm so lucky to have a gym 10 minutes from my house and I have the opportunity to go and work my body."
Notice the change in mindset?
Then we need to execute it by actually eating more fruits and vegetables and getting to the gym for our workouts. This is followed by genuinely feeling good about those choices and repeating them. As we get into a rhythm of repeating the good habits, they morph into a natural part of who we are.
But it all starts from within. Change yourself first and see what happens next.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.