5 Ways To Find Happiness Instead Of Getting It From Food

RelyDo you find food to be your only source of happiness? How’s it working out for you? Chances are, not very good. However, you’re not alone; millions of people around the world suffer from food addiction. Food addiction has nothing to do with being greedy, as some people may wrongfully assume; but rather a psychological condition that binds to food.

So is there any way out? Yes, absolutely. In fact, you should start implementing the tips below to find happiness in the real things in life, and not be held prisoner by food any longer!

Get In Your Workouts

Exercise is so much more important than making you look good. In fact, the health benefits are far superior, with looking good coming as a pleasant bonus. Exercise promotes the production of feel good brain chemicals, known as endorphins, which boost mood, productivity, and sense of wellbeing. In fact, exercise is a very important adjuvant in treating depressive illness, and may in some cases be the primary management technique.

For best results, get in your exercise sessions at least three times per week, up to a maximum of 5 times weekly. You will be surprised how good you feel after 6 short weeks of starting a new plan.

Re-acquaint Yourself With Nature

When is the last time you spend real time in nature? Living in a concrete jungle, we spend less and less time camping, hiking or just going for walks in the beautiful forests. Mind you, we’re not advocating you go get lost in unfamiliar territory, but a light walk in nature is sure to give you a deeper appreciation of the beauty in the world.

Better yet, how about picking up gardening? Knowing that you nurtured something from a seedling and watched it grow everyday can give you joy like raising a child. Knowing that you made a difference in the world may be all you need to break the psychological addiction to food.

Go Out With Friends

We know, sometimes you end up sacrificing friends for food, the selfish master that leads you down a spiral of depression. However, there is always time. Reconnect with friends you haven’t spoken to in week, months or even years.

You will be amazed how time flies when you’re out with you friends, and you won’t be held captive by food. In addition, you are likely to burn a few more calories than you would if you were just at home, and the memories you form from your adventures will give you pleasure for a long time to come. Not the short bouts of up, followed by severe downs that food is notorious for.

Practice Meditation

Meditation is no longer some obscure practice followed by just a few, but has spread to the mainstream population thanks to its proven benefits on health. Though the addiction to food is a real psychological condition, meditation can help you break the bonds by increasing your appreciation for other things in life, bringing profound happiness. Mindfulness increases, and you become truly happy and thankful for everything in your life.

Get A Pet

A pet can deliver tons of happiness in your life, motivating you to break free from using food as your motivation. Having someone (yes, your pet) that loves you infinitely is a powerful motivator of happiness, and works in most cases. Adopt a puppy or kitten, and you will have tons of fun and happiness for years to come.


Food needs to resume its true function- being used for fuel and subtle pleasure. It was not meant to become a source of happiness, and this may have been inadvertently promoted due to marketing of sugary junk.

Go live in the real world, and find your true happiness.

Use “Positive Words Only” Rule

positiveIf you are truly serious in finding your way towards having a positive outlook in life, you must learn its foundation. The use of positive words alone during your daily conversations is the foundation of having a positive attitude. This is simple, choose the words that you use and avoid saying “you can’t”. The words that you use play an important role on how you view things. By using positive words alone, you can express yourself better, attract positive vibes; improve your mood as well as being able to appropriately express all the things which you desire.  If you do this, you will notice that you will lessen the possibilities of you complaining, criticizing and condemning other people. And once you have mastered this, you will be on your way to having a positive attitude towards everything.

Be true to yourself

appreciateBeing true to one ’s self is hard to do especially to others who do not really understand its real meaning. Having a positive outlook in life will require you to be truthful. Not for anybody else but for yourself. It is pretty simple. All that is needed is to do the things which really come from within you. This means that you have to stop pleasing other people. You need to please yourself first. Do not act as if you are courteous if you know for a fact that you just want others to see you as such. Do not pretend to be someone just for the reason that you want others to like you. Appreciate and love yourself. Accept your flaws and your strengths. If you wish to change, then you must to do it because you want to be a better person and not because this is what others want you to do.

Be Hopeful Even During Bad Times

hopeBeing hopeful even in times when you are facing a negative situation takes courage and strength. It was mentioned by an expert, that if people only see the bad things in life, well then they are also destroying their ability to do something good despite the bad things which has happened. Yes, it is easier said than done. But you need to be strong in order for you to keep going and surpass all the challenges which you are going through. By having even a slight sense of hope, this will be enough to help you out face everything.

Do not focus yourself on the negative aspects but instead be grateful about the positive things which you have in life. This will serve as a good distraction during these times of distress. Always remember, everything will fall into its proper place and all things will pass. Just be hopeful and always pray for the best.

Learn How to Handle Your Past, Present and Future

pastpresentfutureIt is undeniable that your life may be full of regrets for the things you may have done in the past. Furthermore, your hands may be full in handling all the things which are happening in your life right now. Lastly, there are several things which you want to achieve in the future. The question here is how do you handle all these? Your PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE.  You need to accept all the things which have happened in your past. There is nothing you can do to change it. Regrets will always be there to remind you of all those things which you have done but you must learn to let go. Once you have achieved this, you will be on your way to living your life today.

Think about the present and live it. Do not waste your days recalling all the bad things which have happened to you. Instead, you need to be happy with all the blessings which you have achieved. After doing so, you can now plan for your future. Set goals which you want to achieve which you think will make your life better as well as make you a lot happier.