Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.
Plan Ahead . When at work of out and about, when hunger strikes so does temptation. I pack my take along bag with healthy eats and plenty of bottled water that are easy to grab when on the go. This helps me to steer clear of drive-thru.
When I set up my Goal Board, one of the little banners that pops up is "I want to reduce the stress in my life." It is a daily reminder that in addition to taking care of my fitness and eating habits, I also need to have plans that help me deal with emotional and mental stress. It makes me feel more in control and empowered to change negative situations that arise. I am a much more calm and happy person with that simple reminder every day.
By either a brief activity, like washing my hands, or a more serious time commitment, like taking a shower or taking a break outside I am learning that I can end a mood or at least give me a fresh start a rooting out the difficulty that started it.
I get up every morning at 4 am and bring my husband a cup of coffee while he is getting ready to start his day. then I feed and love on my cat and dog. I feel like this is blessing them all which starts my day off in a positive way.
"Do the BEST you can, with WHAT you have, WHERE you are!"
Every single moment is another chance to start fresh.
Write down a list of things you're grateful for and keep it someplace where you'll see it often. When you focus on the things you're thankful for, you'll have less time to focus on the negatives.