By Kate Corbin
“Now and then, it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire
I’m about to tell you something very important. Here it is: If you want to lose weight because you think you’ll be happy when you do, fugitaboutit! Beware of any “I’ll be happy when…” thoughts. If you’re not happy at your current weight, you won’t be happy at your ideal weight either. Although getting thin cannot make you happy, getting happy can make you thin. Take the fast road to your desired weight (and anything else you desire) by getting happy. When you get happy first, everything you desire will flow to you. When you get happy first, the weight will come off as a lovely byproduct.
Whatever you’re feeling (vibrating) is your point of attraction. The Universe responds and matches your vibration every time. Therefore, if you’re unhappy, you’ll attract circumstances that match your unhappy vibe. If you’re happy, you’re in vibrational alignment with Source and you will naturally attract circumstances that match your happy vibe. Let happiness be your goal and everything you desire will fall easily into place for you. So ask yourself: How can I feel happy under these conditions? How can I feel happy right here right now? How can I feel happy even at my current weight?
Here’s a note from Jackie, age 35, after she started focusing more on being happy than on being thin: “And here’s my answer: I decided to just be happy at 150 pounds. That’s basically where I’ve been for the past 4 years, just not happily so. Life is just too short. This isn’t rocket science, but until I got it deep in my bones, there was no way to get it. Now I’m able to feel comfortable going out with friends, or out on a DATE, for heaven’s sake! Having made this change in perspective, I find myself suddenly HAPPY. I like the plump and juicy yoga teacher I see in the mirror and have finally stopped wanting to replace her with a long and skinny one. It’s a very weird shift in my fundamental makeup, a big shake up in the personality. Being happy is much, much better. And, guess what? Since I had this vibrational shift, I’ve already lost eight pounds with no effort.”
Can a few minutes of hearty laughter burn calories? Yes, and the more you laugh, the more you burn, say scientists at Stanford and Vanderbilt. Researchers showed clips of funny movies and TV shows to volunteers hooked up to a heart rate monitor and a device that measures the number of calories burned. The results indicated that a good belly laugh increases heart rate, burns calories and is the cardiovascular equivalent of rowing. When you laugh, you’re relaxed, you’re breathing and you’re open to Well-Being. Chuckle for 15 minutes a day, they say, and you could drop up to four pounds in a year. Laugh and grow thin.
Recognize that your happiness is not dependent on your weight. Decide to FEEL GOOD even before you lose the weight and you’ll lose the weight faster and you’ll feel joy in the journey. Make it your primary job to feel good and, from this happy state, you become a vibrational match to all things you desire. I’m convinced that when you’re happy as a lark you can eat anything you want with impunity.
Being happy and feeling good is a high vibration, which allows the Universe to present you with everything you desire. So get happy first. Then you will achieve your desired weight AND live a rich, full life. Get happy first by thinking happy thoughts. Your thoughts created the body you now have. Your thoughts can create the body you would like to have.
Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Life Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her two ebooks – Dining at the Cosmic Cafe: How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire as well as Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction http://www.goldstarcoaching.com/tgt.html – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, check out her books, and subscribe to her free ezine, Magical Musings, visit http://www.goldstarcoaching.com/