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How to start feeling good again after a weekend of overindulging

Whether you indulged on massive amounts of sugary milk chocolate or you kept it healthier and stuffed your face with dark chocolate this Easter, if you’re human, you probably over ate this weekend!

Even though we enjoyed it in the moment, we land up punishing ourselves for days afterwards with feelings of guilt and shame.

So today I want to help you emerge from the weekend overload and take these few little steps to start feeling good again.

Step 1: Become present

Realize that the ‘you’ that existed over the weekend doesn’t exist anymore, so you can stop feeling guilty for that person because that person only exists in your memories. The ‘you’ right now, is ‘a new you’, with new thoughts, new cells and a new future to look forward to.

Step 2: Choose a feeling

How do you want to feel this week? And don’t say skinny – that’s not a feeling, that’s an adjective! Do you want to feel alive, rejuvenated, energized? Make an effort to find a word that really speaks to you, then write it down on a few pieces of paper, take a photo of it and make it your computer / phone background pic, make it visible to you as often as possible.

Step 3: Go grocery shopping!

Here comes the fun part. Okay so I usually hate grocery shopping… Think it’s got something to do with my childhood, my Mom is obsessed with going to Pick ‘n Pay EVERYDAY and as a child we would get fetched from school and then go straight to Pick ‘n Pay where she would bump into everyone she knew, talk to every staff member who worked there and they would be like “oh cute, look how much your kids have grown, are you enjoying helping mommy shop girls?” And then they’d give me a pat on the head. Terrible life I know, I’m working through this with my therapist. So anyway back to the grocery shopping…

So I’ve found a way to really enjoy grocery shopping. With your word in mind, get ready to go shopping. Choose an outfit that makes you feel the way you want to feel this week.

Tracksuit pants and an old t-shirt ain’t good enough – who knows who you might meet while shopping…

Who knows who you might meet while shopping?

Put on a hint of makeup, spray on some perfume and go grocery shopping with your word in mind. When you’re walking down the isles deciding on what food to buy, walk with a certain sexiness about you – feel confidence through every cell in your being and choose foods that will make you feel good when you eat them. And if you’re feeling brave, walk down the sweet isle (really quickly) and be like “Whatevs, processed rubbish to clog up my system, who needs it”. But get out of there quickly!

So by this stage the new you should’ve chosen your feeling good word for the week and stocked your fridge and cupboards with healthy and delicious ingredients that will make you feel that way when you eat them. Keep up this (somewhat crazy) behaviour for at least 5 days in a row and I promise you, you’ll be feeling good about yourself in no time.

Hope you enjoyed todays post, I thought we could all do with a little crazy in our lives for a change.

And remember:

Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles – Charlie Chaplin
(It’s a tweetable)

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2 Responses to How to start feeling good again after a weekend of overindulging

  1. Linda Bogers April 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Thanks for all the lovely tips. Just what I needed today

    • Shannon April 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

      My pleasure, glad it was useful!

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