How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
Above all things, you must love yourself regardless of where you are in your life goals. EVERYTHING in life happens for a reason. The reason is we are ALL works in progress. Of the philosophies I live by is this: Every person and every situation (good/bad) is a link in our golden chain of good.
"Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was your body!"-- Tony Horton
It's hard remember that lifestyle changes and the associated results take some time. Focus on the small achievements, the milestones that you reach, and how far you've come-- NOT how far you have to go.
No matter what positive thing it is that someone gives you - a compliment, a small gift, a smile or an ear, etc - do your best to do the same for someone else. It will make you feel amazing, and even though its a slow process, it really does make the world a better place!
We are all in this change for the better and have started this "long journey" but god is always there. When I start to have negative thoughts, I doubt myself sometimes too but I realize that none of us is ever alone..
If you look at everything you have, and if it was taken away from you, be thankful for the things you have. As the Bible says, if we are thankful for the little things we have, God will bless us with the big things! Think on these things!
Many of us were taught as children to be humble. As adults we've taken that admonition 2 a place it was never meant 2 go.
When we receive a compliment, "U must be a great parent. UR children R always so mannerly and well behaved," instead of saying a simple "Thank You", many people will 'discoun...
When you look directly at someone and smile, it is difficult for them to not smile back. This little bit of acknowledgement can go a long way towards making people feel important. Nothing feels worse than feeling invisible.
earlier this morning i read a blog from one of the participants in spark diet and i told her what i do each a.m. - "as important as my children are to me - i am equally important to them" say it like you mean it and you will begin to make yourself a priority also. even on the bad days :)
each day is a new day. If you fall off track, pick yourself up and start fresh the next day. One bad day won't ruin all your hard work if you can keep going!
I have a great imagination, but never before had I used it to see myself at a smaller size. My advice - take a good in the mirror. Try and imagine your waist a couple inches smaller, your rear a little tighter, etc. Do this at least once a month and really notice all the wonderful changes!