Regrets = Bad for your Health
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Over the last month and a half or so, I’ve been in a very depressed/distressed state – as a result I’ve been eating a lot, lounging a lot, and overall just not been treating myself very well. This basically made my weight loss stop, which of course put me back in my “fat pants” and started the cycle all over again. The last couple weeks have been better, since I have been actually using SparkPeople and have had time to think about why I got in that depressive mood to begin with.
What did I come up with, you wonder?
Well, part of it is my job, which has been very stressful since the end of March. Not much I can do about that other than just try to keep up – “Concentrate on one thing at a time” is my mantra there. Part of it is something very personal, which I will not be sharing here. And the majority of it is living with regrets. When I thought about it, I realized that while I don’t have many huge regrets in my life, I have a lot of little regrets that I dwell on; regrets that can be easily resolved and/or used as a learning tool. (For instance: “I should have been reading my book for book club instead of watching that dumb TV show.”).
I’m sure you’ve heard it as much as I have: “You never hear about anyone having regrets about what they have done, only what they haven’t” or something like that. I thought about my regrets – yep – no regrets about what I did do, only what I didn’t! So, I made a decision: to go LIVE my life, without regrets.
My next few blog posts and probably more in the future will be about the positive changes I’m making in my life, by living without regrets, or resolving regrets which can still be resolved. I hope they will be inspirational, not only to anyone reading them, but to myself as well. They won’t be about physical weight loss - they will be about becoming a better, more satisfied person.
I believe that is a big component of becoming a healthier person – and that’s what this journey is all about, right?