Starting your mindful journey with Kasia
This week we our guest speaker on Mejorar Mi Vida T.V. is Kasia Olszko, Mindfulness Coach & Founder of Mindful Workshop. She's here to jump start our mindfulness game. Kasia gave us a few suggestions and tips on the reasons why mindfulness can help you break the junk food habit.
Breaking the Junk Food Habit
Breaking up with junk food is hard. First, it's everywhere nowadays. Every store will have an aisle or more to temp us with savory, sweet, crispy, crunchy and sour. They make it too easy to fail your goals! Second, sugar is the new tobacco and unfortunately for us, sugar is in EVERYTHING! We know it's super addictive and it's seriously imbedded in all junk food making it so much harder to break up with our bag of chips.
When my clients come to me they are usually in a frantic state. They’re overwhelmed by their current life situation which spans from very personal issues like break-ups or work related stressors like dealing with a disorganized manager or out of reach deadlines. Whatever the worry, my clients most usually forget to count their blessings. What I mean is that they are not living in the moment, THIS MOMENT. They are worried about the future and the past therefore not even noticing that right now is what they have. They are not appreciating the space they are in. Even in the most difficult of times there are always silver linings. You just have to consistently practice finding them. If they are not here right now, they are not living. They are caught in a web of lies that can only be released by allowing the now to happen. The now will only happen if you are appreciating the now. Everyone needs a little jump start so I remind them of the things to be grateful for. I do an exercise with them that I learned a long time ago and practice it when I need a reality check. I used to do it daily and it really works. It begins to shift your mind so you can be present now and appreciate what you have and be in a gratitude mindset which shifts everything, our minds, bodies, our nerves! This is how it´s done. You can also listen to me explain how it´s done at the bottom.
Behavior Analyst and Personal Life Coach. Changing behavior one step at a time. Keeping things simple because it's easier that way.