Hard fact of life: No one can indulge you but you. When other people offer you their heart’s desires you are the one who must decide what to accept and enjoy.
Tip one: Choose healthy. Want chocolate? Try one cup of cocoa, let a square or two of a chocolate bar melt in you mouth; make it dark chocolate for that is healthiest.
Tip two: Be fully aware while indulging. All Emotional Fitness Training exercises need to be practiced with full awareness to be effective. Full awareness means taking a Calming Breath before and after the exercise, and focusing on the exercise between the two Calming Breaths. How to take a Calming Breath:.
- Breathe in slowly to a count of five.
- Hold your breath for a count of five.
- Breathe out slowly to another count of five.
- As you breathe out, say a silent “Ahhhhhh” or “Thank you” and smile softly.
Tip three: Hold off indulging until the end of the day, but enjoy anticipating indulging.
A poster coach full of healthy indulgence tips:
Parenting tip one: Teach awareness of small pleasures. Start with EFT Be With Beauty Exercise.
Parenting tip two: Deny some pleasures. When a child has ice cream everyday, it is no longer a treat.
Parenting tip three: Name indulgences. Start with “Here’s a special treat” and in time label such treats indulgences.
Parenting tip four: Make “Time Alone Together” dates with each child. Even a teen will be happy to spend time with you if make that a time both can indulge in a pleasure both enjoy
Parenting tip five: Have Family Indulgence Rituals. Walking to the ice cream store together, giving each other shoulder rubs, ending family meetings with a sweet treat. Remember to label this “Indulgence time.”
Don’t have family meetings? Time to buy EFT’s How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting. Costs less than a movie for one and benefits all in your family.
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LINKS OF INTEREST
- Healthy indulgences (webmd.com)
- Healthy food indulgences (todaysdietitian.com 0
- Daily Post (wordpress.com)
All the handouts and poster coaches for this course are being posted at the store so you can download them for free. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.
To use one, after down loading it from the store, print it up preferably in cardstock and color, then post it where you will see it as you go about your day.
Apologies if you cannot find one. I am a Jill of all in this business, so some things take longer than others. If something used here isn’t posted yet, you will find lots of other offerings including inspirational quotes or more EFTI exercises. In time all will be posted.
DAILY PROMPT My Hero – Who’s your hero? Tell us a story about why that person plays such an important role in your life.
How this fits in with today’s EFTI Post: My father was my hero growing up. He loved me with all his heart, he modeled kindness, the value of following your dreams, leaving revenge up to life, and the joy of small pleasures.
I need to add that my mother became a hero when I realized, how much she had overcome in her life and managed to keep on caring and loving.