Today’s episode is going to cover:
The idea of joy changed my life. Ok, it was the word JOIE itself that moved me most, and the French phrase JOIE DE VIVRE. The day I realized joy was a choice was the day everything about my attitude towards life changed. I became happier, healthier, more confident and optimistic.
Joy defined: a feeling of great pleasure and happiness; keen pleasure; elation
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. –Greg Anderson
My answers to those questions:
I believe, no matter your circumstances, you CAN have joy in your life.
Countless studies have shown the effects of gratitude exercises on positive outlook. One study conducted by positive psychologist Martin Seligman asked participants who considered themselves severely depressed to write down three good things that happened to them each day for 15 days. Ninety-four percent of subjects reported a decrease in depression, while 92 percent said their happiness had increased.
Hi Trish! I’ve been listening to your podcasts for about a year or more now and finally feel i can step outside my comfort zone and ask a totally stupid question. I am 50 next month, been emotionally eating for a few years now to compensate for an unhappy marriage and have gone from around 70kg (140lb?) to nearly 100kg (200lb) and a size 12/14 – size 18. I have just started running again after a bad ankle sprain early in the year, doing a c25k. I have no idea how to get this weight off except starve and that doesn’t seem the right thing to do, so question – if I run the c25k twice a day – will that help increase my fitness twice as fast or is that pointless? I’m stuck! I know I need to move more but as an introverted introvert, I hate gyms. But now I’m so big, I can barely do basic exercises. Apart from the c25k as often as I can move my fat butt, where do I start?
I understand if this doesn’t get answered, but it’s worth a shot!
I just wanted to thank you for the all of the time, energy, and self that you put into each and every one of your podcasts. I’ve been a listener for a long time now and look forward to every Tuesday when I know I’ll be getting some positive motivation!
When I first started listening, I was trying to get in shape and have a healthier relationship with food. I have since gotten my eating under control, run 6 half marathons and am training for my 3rd full marathon.
The confidence I feel from having accomplished these goals has spilled into other areas of my life as well. I recently left a job that I wasn’t passionate about to start my own business. It has been overwhelming at times, but the insights and motivation I get from listening to your podcasts helps me put things into perspective.
Thanks again for everything you do!
I would love to hang out with you – yes, in person! I am speaking at the Well! 2014 Health & Fitness Influencers Conference taking place this October 26th-28th at Harbourtowne Golf and Conference Center in St. Michaels, Maryland. Here’s a link to the conference to check it out for yourself: http://eventsbywell.com, and, get a discount because you know me by using this code: TrishB
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