Cut out the things that put you down. The people who don’t genuinely make you happy. Make time for the things you enjoy.
It doesn’t however you shouldn’t face challenges or should hide negative feelings. Think long term too sometimes. Eating lots of sugary foods for example can give you a happiness boost at the time however it can leave you feeling lower at other times, as well as being addictive and unhealthy if you consume too much of it.
Often with a diet too much of anything is bad for you and it becomes an issue of balance. You want certain proportions of certain vitamins. This can vary on what activities you do, your genetics, enviroment etc.
So you have to balance it with many things, there is some leeway here of course and your body can cope with many abuses.
Another issue is what form you take something in. Taking refined sugar is much stronger as it is pure. Drinking juices which are in smoothie form are better than pure juice because of the way the smoothie contains bits helps the body to process the drink. With soy it’s more healthy to eat the fermented products though the non fermented products can be minimally good too well depending where you get them from and what your body can take.
The interesting thing is the idea of too much of anything can be applied to life generally too.
It’s important to deal with our ‘demons’ (problems) before they get bigger and complex. When they begin they have be really simple. However they grow as they become interlinked with other issues or reinforced with thoughts. Don’t let these sorts of problems have control over you and deal with them at the root. Also don’t think about them being around you attached to you, but within you think about the strength you have to overcome and change. Don’t let external issues like this hold you down.
You may have felt before the sensation holding in feelings that really need to be released but not knowing how exactly. It’s not as simple as just letting go. It’s like a big tangled up rope that is secured and held down at many points.
To target these sorts of things its usually a long term process. It is important though to have a ‘positive’ (i.e. for change) mindset about this. Also understanding how your feelings and thoughts and linked. The other thing to consider is to target these issues at the root. Overtime you may realise you had problems or issues you never thought you had so it’s never so simple and you have to approach these things at multiple angles. These sorts of things also exist at multiple levels so it is also complex in that sense.
Exchanges continously happen in life between people or things. People give and take all the time. When we buy things for example this is quite an obvious form of exchange represented through money. Gift giving is another. Also when friends help each other though not always equally. There are other examples however relating to how we take things in the enviroment and how we give back though unfortunately people often take too much.
Even breathing is a form of exchange. It is important to see how interlinked everything really is and I think if more people recognised this then we would treat the enviroment better.
I’ve decided that it would be a good idea for me to try and drop certain activities and try to focus on what I really want to do. I want to think about what I do and try more new things out. So when I do stuff I guess I will try to put more focus and energy in. Sometimes it’s kind of scary to try new things, but I know it can be a really good thing to broaden your mind. (one of the themes of this blog is broadness).