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Today is International NO-CALORIE Day!

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Take the challenge today ! Stop worrying for one day, yes just one day, about what you can, should or shouldn’t eat.

If you been reading my blog, you know that I am a firm believer of positive thinking. But, this here goes beyond that. It about a question that’s been haunting me for many years. Why do people stress themselves out when it comes to eating and food? There are like a bazillion books on diets out there on the market today. You shouldn’t eat this and you can’t eat that…bla, bla bla. Heck, if we were to put all these books together, the only thing we’d probably be able to eat was paper. I see it now. Us chewing on recycled tissues, because after all they are friendly for the environment and they have like zero calories. Wait a second! Aren’t the models on “Heidi’s Top Model” doing this?

I mean seriously, it’s like telling someone not to think of a pink elephant. Of course, they are going to think about it. So, if you are telling yourself “I shouldn’t eat this absolutely delicious-super-duper-chewy-chocolate german cake and thinking about how many calories and fat it has, then guess what? You are probably, going to wind up eating it at some point or another. Just because you are depriving yourself of it. I also know for sure, that after you’ve eaten it (no rather like stuffed it), you will walk around the whole day hating yourself and having guilty feelings, just because you ate it. One question: Do you think that you any different from me? Well, not really. The only difference is that when I decide to eat that piece of cake, I will be enjoying it, savoring every single piece I put into my mouth, and I will be telling myself the whole time, how truly blessed I am to be alive to be able to eat this cake. And also how much I truly deserve it!

Yes, I know what you are thinking! Little Mrs.Daisy is thin, she doesn’t have to worry about dieting, she can eat everything she wants. Wrong! But then again true at the same time. True, I am thin and I can eat whatever I want. But it’s not like I won’t gain weight and like have a metabolism like a marathon runner. No, it’s only because I choose to eat whatever I pleasure and truly enjoy every single bite I eat, without ever stressing myself out about the calorie content, if it’s healthy or not or heck, even if it’s swimming in lard. That doesn’t matter! My secret is that I have fun eating, I eat slow and when I’m feel satisfied, I just stop.

Believe or not, I too used to have massive issues with my weight many years ago. I was the roller coaster queen of gaining and losing weight. When I think back, I remember how I used to stress myself out counting calories, depriving myself of the things that I thought where “bad” for my figure. I was on every diet that came out and promised it was THE diet. And guess? Nothing helped, well at least in the long run. It wasn’t until I finally let go of the power that I was giving to my food, that my weight problems disappeared. I no longer cared what anyone was saying or writing about food. I took control and decided myself what was good for me. Thank God, because now I don’t have these dialogs going on in my head, that prevented me from just living and enjoying everything, including food.

Did you know that everything you resist is stress for your body. It doesn’t matter if its real stress, like something threatening your life or a thought out stress, like you’ll get fat if you eat this or that. Either way your body reacts with the production of stress hormones, that are originally supposed to be there to help you fight or flee. Today we don’t have to run for our lives or fight a lion, but sometimes we have to fight with our bosses or children.

Fact is, it doesn’t matter if your worrying about bills, your health or about food. Stress is stress and when hormones like Insulin and Cortisol are produced, you can do whatever you want, but you won’t lose any weight. So I figure it out this way. Why not just enjoy the foods you love once in a while, savor them while you’re eating them and know that when you are feeling good, you are actually doing something positive for your body.

So with all this said, I now proclaim today as International NO calorie (counting) Day and hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to let go and enjoy something you haven’t eaten in a while. Give yourself permission to be free of worries about food and allow the joy that life is meant to be, to take over at least for one day.

Thanks for reading.

Daisy

Daisy’s seed of Inspiration

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Let’s spread some love over the phone today!

Is there someone in your life that you haven’t talk to in a long time? Or maybe you had a fight with?

Then call them today and tell them that you are sorry. Tell them you care!

It doesn’t matter what the outcome is, as long as you do it from the heart.

I promise you’ll feel much better!

Why do we wait for others to make us happy, instead of doing it ourselves?

 

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Yes, I know you might have the kid and husband thing going on and maybe working that full-time job is keeping you busy. You don’t seem to find the time to do the things you want or that fun stuff that makes you smile. Maybe, you think that other people have to take care of these needs and buy you flowers or heck, just say nice things to you, so that you know that you are a great person. Well, I’m here to shake you up and tell you something else. You are a great person. Actually you are and should be the most important person in your life!!! “Huhhhh, but why?” I hear you asking. Well yes, because no one is really responsible for your happiness except for yourself!

I know, I know….we hear this all the time. And maybe, you are aware of this principle, but can’t seem to kind incorporate it into your life, because it’s just damn work or it’s hard. Fact is, that when you rely on others to bring you happiness, then you are on the road to disappointment. People can do nice things for you and of course, one should always be grateful for such people in our lives. But in the end, true happiness comes from being at peace with oneself from the inside. From knowing that you are wonderful (no matter what you think of yourself) and that you truly deserve to be treated like a goddess (or a god). You should treat yourself exactly how you would want people to treat you. That’s the first step. And I’ll repeat again: To treat yourself exactly how you would like people to treat you. Why? Because you are unique and special and no one on this earth is like you!

So why not start today with little things like buying yourself some flowers or getting that pedicure or just sitting in the sun and eating your favorite ice cream, which you used to eat when you were a kid. And why? Well, because you’re worthy and deserve it? Do things that make you smile. Things that make you feel good. I can almost guarantee you, that when you start doing this, after a while things will automatically change. People will treat you differently. You’ll just emanate joy and good vibrations from the inside and people will feel this.

When you are the one that takes good care of yourself and are constantly making yourself happy, no matter what it is that you are doing, then you will, eventually, get rid of the exceptions you put on others in being responsible for your bliss. As a result of this, you’ll experience less and less disappointment in others, because now you don’t expect others to bring you, what you are giving yourself.

Be good to yourself every moment of your life! Because you truly are worthy of it!

Daisy

Acceptance is the key

How do I go on when life gets really hard?

The first step is acceptance…I know this may sound hard. And it is. But if you can come to the point, where you truly believe that everything happens for a reason, you are on the right track. Yes, it easier said than done. But it is possible. It is in the moment, when you realize that the only thing that is really, really sure, is change. Everything always changes, nothing ever stays the same. You have to truly believe with all your heart, that you deserve something better. Sometimes we cling to the old because it’s comfortable and because we are afraid of change. Believe me I can speak from experience. But I can guarantee, that if you start taking care of you’re own needs rather than waiting for a man or anyone to do this, then things will change. When you realize that you have to love yourself before anyone can love you back. When you follow your bliss and do things that make you smile. Whatever that may be. When you are kind and loving to yourself and realize that you are the most important person on this planet. Forget about the past for its is done. You did your best. Everybody did the best that they could at that given moment. Forget about the future because life comes like it comes. Ask most people who plan things. Accept this moment, even if its painful and know deep in your heart, that it will get better in the moment you let go and let happen.

Why do we spend so much time in the past?

If you are going back over your life, focusing on the difficulties of the past, you are just projecting more difficulties into the now. If there’s one wonderful thing that you can do for yourself now, then letting go of the past would have to be it. Yes, I know how difficult this is because I’ve been there.

foto.jpg Spending my time lamenting, hating, being in a state of anger at people or events or even regretting things I didn’t say in the past. What I realized over the years was that doing this prevented me from enjoying this moment and from seeing the little but wonderful things in life. If you are spending most of the time reliving events of the past, you are missing out on what’s going on in front of your face. Also, if you are holding on to negative feelings or blaming someone, then you are taking it all with you into the present and harming yourself. Think about it!. Maybe this could haven been a moment that was important for you, a moment that would have given you a clue as how to go on, or maybe to change something. Maybe someone smiled at you, but you didn’t see it, because you were mad about the past. So, you just missed it. Isn’t that a shame?

How do you start? Well, how about right away, knowing that I truly believe in you! I started reminding myself every single day to remain in the present and since then everything changed for me. At first it was hard and I often had to bring myself to this moment like most of the day. But, as time went on, it became easier and these days I’m living about 90% in the present. I now see and am so grateful for the many splendid things that where there before, but I just couldn’t see. Simple things, like finally seeing the true color of  my friends’ eyes or the beautiful daisy’s growing just across the road. Funny enough, they were always there, waiting for me to take in their beauty. They waited patiently for me. Life is wonderful!