|A mantra to live by!|
I read a really interesting article this week which I wanted to share with you. It basically reinforced something I am definitely a big believer in.. (and here it is, drum roll please)!....DOING WHAT YOU LOVE IS REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!!
The article explained that a Standford University study showed that women who spent 15 minutes each day writing about matters which were important to them lost more weight than another group of women who only wrote about matters which they had no particular interest in. The researchers reckon that writing about things that these women valued , made these women happier and less likely to snack. Pretty amazing huh?? Here's some more info on the study:
|Carl Jung (the Godfather of transpersonal psychotherapy)|
The importance of doing things you love is also something I am learning through my training as a psychotherapist. I am studying at CCPE in London's beautiful, Little Venice, (great place- check it out CCPE), specialising in transpersonal therapy. The father of transpersonal therapy is essentially Carl Jung. One of his key premises, and that of transpersonal therapy also, is that if you don't follow the design you were built for, you will fall into mental disrepair such as depression etc. So doing what is in your heart, your core, what you were made for, is really, really good for you! (and that's not just me saying it, but a world famous intellectual)!!
For me, I am certainly trying to follow my new mantra of DO WHAT YOU LOVE, so thought I would get the following on record:
THINGS I LOVE (so far in 2012)!
- Writing my blog (yeah)
- Going to college at CCPE (double yeah)
- Working on my moodboards (finding cool pictures and putting them together in my scrap book)
- Meeting good friends and catching up (and I don't mean via Twitter or Facebook people, I mean actual meeting up and talking!)
- Watching great films and theatre
- Enjoying the sights and sounds of this great city (London by the way).....
So given we've only just got a few weeks into 2012, we should all ask ourselves, are we doing what we love? Are we following our heart, following our core, our design? Doing that might just help us achieve many other goals (not to mention save us money on gym membership)!
Till next time