Celebration time come on! Dunuhnuhnuh Celebrate!
I love to celebrate just as much as anyone, but how do you know when to stop celebrating?
"What does she mean?" I bet you're thinking, "You stop celebrating when the party is over, or if it's a something like a birthday, stop celebrating when the day is done."
Well, I totally agree...technically.
But what do you do when there is left over cake? Or high sugar drinks? Or lets say...that left over halloween candy that you have been indulging in everyday!? Yes! I caught you!
I know I find it especially hard with halloween candy. The snacks are so small that you think, 'can eating this really cause damage?' And the reality is, yes, yes halloween candy can make you gain weight.
But they're so delicious! Are you supposed to just give up eating tasty things for the rest of your life?! How is that worth it!?
Well, you don't. You can of course enjoy having that sugary something to celebrate.
It is extremely important to feel like you CAN celebrate and not like your forced into deprivation.
So here is what you do, something to celebrate has popped up. This is where you need to make the decision,
Is This Worthy Of Celebration?
If it's like your birthday, and you think the day you came into this world is important, than go ahead! Celebrate it to the greatest extent you can.
And when it is over,
It is important to say to yourself, "I did a good job celebrating!" That way you confirm with yourself that celebration time is over, there is no shame or regret for celebrating, and now you are ready to,
Go right back to your new lifestyle. Continue improving and sticking to what works.
And the next day when your coworkers bring in their leftover cake, or candy, or whatever, just think to yourself, "what really is this?"
Honestly, when your coworkers bring in left over food it is because they have celebrated and they are done. So what they have brought in is their leftovers. That is exactly what it is, leftovers. They are bringing you their garbage. So instead of being excited that there is free food, or feeling obligated to eat the food because 'they brought it out of "kindness"' just remember, "I am not obligated to eat this persons garbage because I have already celebrated OR this is not my celebration."
So the key is to decide what is worthy of you to celebrate. You cannot celebrate everyday. Leave your celebrations for worthy celebratory events that are personal to you. When you have finished celebrating take the leftovers to the homeless shelter, the homeless person on the street, the food bank,a local church, or whatever makes you feel good.
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