Hi guys! This isn’t a blog (opinionated) post. Just an informative article sent to us that we thought you can benefit from. Psychology Coach Miriam Akhtar tells you 10 ways to live a happy, negative-free mind. Read on…
Kellogs Special K, based upon their research, recently evealed that ‘fat talk’ – the negative comments we make criticizing our bodies and others’ – is wreaks havoc with our relationships.
It’s no secret that thinking positively is important to getting in shape, yet more than two thirds (70%) of British women admit they ‘fat talk’ and criticise their body with their partners at least once a day. A third (37%) would be prepared to end a relationship over jibes directed at them by a partner, whilst more than half (54%) said they feel too insecure about their bodies to be intimate with partners who ‘fat talk’ incessantly.
The research revealed that celebrities can have a positive influence on our perception of body image. Adele, Beyoncé and Kelly Brook are held up as the most inspirational women when it comes to banishing ‘fat talk’ and embracing a positive state of mind about their body shapes. Other celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld – who famously criticized Adele’s weight – were named by respondents as the most negative shape role models.
Positivity Psychology Coach Miriam Akhtar explained the need to break the cycle of fat talk: “As many of us head into the New Year carrying a few extra pounds, it is natural to feel extra sensitive about our appearance. At this time of year it’s important to remind ourselves and our loved ones that a positive approach can pay dividends when it comes to getting in shape.”
“Our brains are naturally wired to focus more on the negative than the positive, so we need to work that bit harder to train our minds to appreciate our best assets”, Miriam continued.
To help, Special K commissioned Miriam to create a Positivity Plan which reveals the simple steps for a life free from negativity. Special K also offers a variety of delicious food options for a balanced diet including cereal, porridge, cereal bars and cracker crisps.
Developed by Miriam Akhtar, MSc in Applied Positive Psychology
We all know that having a positive mental attitude is beneficial for our well-being. It is all too easy, however, to allow negative thoughts to cloud our judgment. Miriam Akhtar reveals the 10 steps for a healthy, happier state of mind free from negativity.