How much fun do you have in your day?
No, really, I’m curious.
The reason I ask is because something I’ve noticed with the many women I work with who are struggling with their weight—is the distinct lack of fun in their lives.
They’re often workaholics, or perfectionists, they’re people-pleasers, and they very often put other people’s needs first—while sacrificing their own needs
Often, when a client describes her day, there’s very little that she does in those 24 hours that brings her deep, true joy. Clients are often bored out of their minds.
Unsurprisingly, when we’re bored, or there’s little joy in our life, food becomes the light at the end of a very long tunnel.
Most of us women have a hard time allowing ourselves permission to create the time or money and space to have fun.
Just for us.
Especially those of us who are success-driven or family-orientated. We’re conditioned to give and give, give and provide, provide, provide.
We see fun as a selfish, a waste of time—so it drops to the bottom of our to-do list.
If you’re one of the many workaholic, perfectionist people-pleasers who feels it’s ‘selfish to have fun’ – know this: there’s NOTHING fun about being a martyr.
Making fun happen in our day is vital.
Many women are overweight because they’ve stopped putting in the effort to make their lives playful, joyful and fun.
Fun is a muscle that you have to work. Every day.
When we’re having more fun, we no longer need food to comfort or save us from our boredom, so we naturally lose weight.
So, here’s the question for you.
How can you create more fun in your life? A smattering here, a sprinkle there. What one thing can you do today that you genuinely enjoy and would bring a smile to your day?
Have a fun week!