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Have you seen Groundhog Day with Bill Murray?

So good and it inspired today’s post.

Murray plays a prickly newscaster; glass is half empty kind of guy. He wakes up each day, to the same exact day on repeat.

You might be able to relate to this…

The alarm goes off, you hop out of bed and rush through your morning routine so you can start work. The morning flys by and you grab a lunch on-the-go and the afternoon’s full of more items on your to-do list than you could get done in a week let along one day. You’re starving by dinner so you whip something together (that could be healthier) and scarf it down. Then maybe you squeeze in an hour of tv before bed so you can do it all again tomorrow.

During the movie, Murray gets the opportunity to see how changing his behavior effects the same situations. Through trial and error, he learns how to be a glass half full kind of guy. Eventually, he sees the value in living life differently than before, seeking out what makes him happy and going for it.

So how does this relate to you?

You’re given the same lessons over and over again until you learn, grow and change mindsets or behaviors that are holding you back.

For my clients these lessons manifest in difficulty losing weight, being uncomfortable in their body, feeling overwhelmed, tired and unfilled by their lives.

The glass half empty solution leads to yo-yo dieting or schedules packed with “should dos” that don’t align with what they want to be doing. Our work together helps them fit back into the jeans, gives them body confidence, streamlines their schedule and boosts their energy by using a glass half full approach.

It’s fun, exciting and freeing. Now it’s your turn, get a pen and paper handy and try this exercise that will help you start living a life you love in a body you adore.

Glass Half Full Exercise

Time to focus living a life that’s more aligned with you wants, needs and desires right now. No more waiting. Here’s how to do it.

  1. What areas of your life need more attention for you to feel happy? Relaxation, movement, “me” time, career growth, relationships, love life, fun, pleasure, entertainment, creativity, or de-cluttering your home or car.
  2. Rank each category on a scale from 1 (major lack) – 10 (abundant and full).
  3. Now choose one to focus on and create 1-3 ways you are going to make category closer to a 10.

This different approach to getting what you want – weight loss, more energy, peace, balance, happiness or better health – is productive and more enjoyable than the alternative.  When you focus on activities that align with what you want out of life all the other stuff falls into place.

Yes, it might sound counterintuitive, but it works.

Curious about how this approach can help you? Check out my ‘Stop Obsessing About Food and Start Living” Intro Package.

We’ll dive deeper into this topic, and you’ll walk away with a clear plan to help feel confident in your clothes, alive, grounded and free.