Happy November 1st! I am back and it feels amazing to be back in my element. Todays topic is a blog and podcast. I do hope the authenticity helps someone else. I’m actively changing habits and since I’m changing I’ll say I’m working to no longer emotionally eat. Emotional Eating is big in all of our communities. We as humans eat when we are happy, sad, depressed, and for sure when we are celebrating. In the African American community “comfort food” was established.
Bad habits create unprecedent behavioral patterns. Vicious behavioral cycles creates cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive Dissonance: the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.
One of the fruit of the spirit is self control. Within self control is discipline. Discipline creates consistency. Consistency drives repetition and in that mastery is birthed. Making you and I 37x better.
The book “Atomic Habits” states, “If you can get 1% better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done. Conversely, if you get 1 percent worse each day for one year, you’ll decline nearly down to zero.”
Change is immediate but it takes repetition to implement consistency.
I had to research my personal life as to what was driving my emotional eating and once I found my wall I improved. I am consciously aware of my emotions, what I eat and why I may be driven to eat emotionally. Ultimately, it gives me the power to pause, take back my power and choose what’s best for me in that moment.
& honestly that chocolate cake isn’t going to cure my sadness or frustration BUT taking a 20 minute walk to deescalate or even journaling my current feelings would help alleviate the bigger issue instead of adding to it.
1% improvement daily makes me 37x better in a year & I’ll take that!
KJV- In your patience possess ye your souls.
AMP – By your [patient] endurance [empowered by the Holy Spirit] you will gain your souls.
NIV – Stand firm, and you will win life.
In leu of November 1st .. ✨111✨The month of alignment, I leave this beautiful scripture to sizzle in your spirit …
Now, faith is the substance of things hope for and the evidence of things not seen!
Have trust in God, Faith in yourself, the new systems you’re implementing , the new habits being formed and watch the evidence shine through.