Happy Clappy BS

Sep 10th, 2018

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Happy Clappy BS

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We have been having a techie nightmare that no one can seem to figure out but the Internet and Technology Gods have made it their business to piss me right off the past week.

Anyhoo,

Just a little first world problem rant there but I just wouldn’t want you thinking that we didn’t follow up like we should have!

I would like to think of myself as a positive person but also realistic. (Click here to find out How You Can Help People Positively)

I think we should all aim much higher than we do and see how far we can go.

But there is a big difference to thinking positive to being one of these happy clappy doses who don’t seem to have a clue what is going on in the real world.

We see people attend these conferences and their all biz straight after it about how “life changing” it is but you know that in 3 months times they are back to square one all over again.

I don’t mean to be harsh, I mean that in a constructive way that it’s ok to not be ok as they say.

Even the science nerds say so from this article I came across:

In the January/February 2011 edition of Scientific American Mind, Winnie Yu reports that while neurotic behavior can increase an individual’s chances of losing weight, an attitude of optimism can, in fact, send someone’s health and fitness in the opposite direction.

Psychiatrist C. Robert Cloninger of the Washington University School of Medicine has long studied the effect of personality traits on eating habits.

His findings correlate with the published research of Dr. Hitomi Saito of Doshisha University in Japan.

In a six-month study of 101 obese patients, Dr. Saito and his colleagues found that participants who tested high on optimism struggled with their weight loss goals far more than those individuals whose personalities were classified as more neurotic.

The neurotic individuals tended to worry more about consequences and imaginatively magnify the possible residual effects.

This trait led them to adhere more strictly to a dietary regime, as opposed to the more optimistic individuals who would more frequently go off their program believing that it would all work out for them.

Another trait that impeded weight loss was that of agreeableness.

Agreeable people were more prone to peer pressure, causing them to divert from their program, as opposed to more “difficult” personalities that were less concerned about hurting people’s feelings than they were avoiding consequences of their actions.

These were individuals that would be more likely to stay on point even if it meant they had to, as Yu put it, “hurt mom’s feelings by saying no to her apple pie.”

Another correlation that makes sense is likely attributed to activity of the dopamine pathways in the brain.

Dr. Saito found a direct link between the degree to which a person scored on the trait of “novelty seeking” and those individuals Body Mass Index (BMI).”

I find that very interesting to be honest!

What can you take from that?

1 – Happy Clappy thinking that you can do what you want and still get what you want in life ain’t gonna cut it. Either roll the sleeves up and do the work or be prepared for not achieving that goal.

2 – Stop trying to be everyone’s friend and don’t be afraid to tell certain people where to go!

Even if you politely have to turn down Ma’s desert like I have done over the years until she got the message.

and most important for a lot of these people that are always trying to be postive

3 – Some days you feel like shit and life can totally piss you off and you just have to suck it up and get on with it.

And if your ultimate goal is to get to a certain weight then no,

you can’t use that as an excuse to not train and eat poor food choices all day.

And you shouldn’t use it as an excuse to take it out on the people around you and the bigger goals you have set for your life.

So there’s my 2 cents for this morning!

And remember,

No matter if your feeling all positive or if your feeling down in the dumps,

You know one of the best ways to get your week started is to get your workout done

#NeverMissAMonday

Think Big And Kick Ass

Darragh

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