I know what foods are good for my body and my health. I pay attention to what I eat every day, every meal. I think about what I put in my stomach all the time!
I am not so good at about what I put in my mind. Too often I feed my brain with sad songs, Facebook drama, TV and Internet news, murder mysteries, true crime and crime drama shows, and other people’s problems. None of these things could be considered uplifting, encouraging, positive or happy! And lets face it – this stuff gets you riled up – and not in a good way. And it’s addicting! These things are nothing more than junk food for my mood.
How much entertainment junk food are you consuming? Imagine if you listened to uplifting, empowering music. How do you think that would effect your mood? And if your consumption of TV was a treat rather than a steady diet? What if your friends made you join in their laughter and fun instead of their anger, complaining and drama? Would you enjoy your social interactions more? What if your reading material was about the lives of inspiring people? Do you think they might inspire you?
If you were committed to being healthier, you would have to analyze your diet and make changes. I think the same has to apply to your commitment to being happier. It may be necessary to make changes. And just like changing your diet, you might have to give up something things. But don’t think about what you are giving up things. Think about what you are getting – happiness, peace, contentment, and encouragement. And really is it so bad to give up drama, anger, stress, sadness and negativity?