Saturday, 15 January 2011

Emotional Intelligence - Day 9

I was thinking today about how much we are driven by our emotions. What we feel like dictates how we behave. Or we let it. When it comes to exercise and dieting, I think we need to learn how to put our emotions to one side and to bring reason to bear. It means thinking in a better way, less driven by emotion/feeling. It means being rational rather than emotional.

But that's so difficult when faced with a cream cake or a plate of fish and chips! The response to those and most food is almost entirely emotional, it's instinctive and so not rational. And maybe that's why it's better to try and come to all of this stuff sideways. That is, to try and eat to live rather than live to eat.

It means practising a bit of avoidance though, like not watching those cookery programmes on tv, doing something else when food adverts are on, not going to the biscuit tin when you're feeling bored. And you can only do those things when you are paying attention, as I said yesterday, one day at a time.

My Resolutions for this week are as last week. But I'll try to apply them to myself (not the other way around) a bit more than I did last week.

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