You know junk food when you see it: high in calories, low in nutritional benefit. And if you eat it all the time, you get lethargic, overweight, and can face additional health issues.
Have you ever thought about your emotional diet in similar terms?
My partner and I are clinical psychologists, and we decided to explore the concept that emotions are a different kind of ingredient you feed yourself. Through this process, the idea of psychological nutrition was born.
Most of us have never thought to monitor our consumption of emotions as we might food. As a result, we often end up with a diet so high in negative emotions that there’s no room left for the positive ones.
So, how do you stop filling your spirit with unhealthy baggage that'll weigh you down and replace it with uplifting, joyful feelings? Here are five strategies to start: