It’s Not What You Eat…It’s What’s Eating You

I am sure that you have heard this many times in the past.  When your life is going smooth, without stress or worries, it is easy to be on course for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Eating proper food, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and enjoying your daily work schedule. Life is good!

When you have worries, and issues are “eating you”, that is when your daily healthy lifestyle goes to havoc.  You start eating unhealthy, exercise and meditating less, and one often engages in unhealthy choices such as excessive alcohol consumption, improper use of prescription medications or smoking.

As I have written in my prior months posts, the “New Year” is a time for reflection and changing ones course to a healthy and stress free life.  This is often easier “said or in this case written” than done.  My patients always say, that is easy for you to say!!  I have financial commitments, family to care for, health issues and no time for myself.

How can I start becoming a better person, living a better life, and enjoying life more? I would start by saying that it is not by shedding your responsibilities and commitment to your family, friends and career, and running away to a monastery.  It is actually the opposite!  You must become more engaged with yourself, be more involved with your inner self, and take control of your “self”.  So what is the “Self” that we are talking about?  The self can be considered ones “personality, character or nature”. It is the inner you! It is not what people see, but what you see yourself as.

By taking control of the “self” is the start to a happier life. I am not asking you to be cold, callus and unengaged with reality, I am suggesting that you actually become more engaged in what passes through between your ears.  By not allowing external images and ideas (what is eating you) take control or influence your day to day activities, will allow you to be more aware of your surroundings, and you will be able to deal with “stressors ” more effectively.

Now somewhere you must ask, why a plastic surgeon is posting about “the self and reality”.  Why are we not talking about facelifts, tummy tucks and liposuction?  The reason is simple….Your look and your appearance is a reflection of your inner self.  If you are a happier person, your outer self will be more radiant.

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