How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
I HAVE COME TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND WHEN I TRY TO DO CHALLENGES BY MYSELF, SOMETIMES I FAIL!
I HAVE COME TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND I WAS NOT CREATED TO LIVE ALONE!
YES IT IS GREAT TO BE INDEPENDENT, BUT IT IS AWESOME WHEN WE HAVE OTHERS, LIKE SPARK TO GET US THROUGH HARD TIMES!
When making food choices say to yourself 'I choose not to eat that' versus 'I can't eat that'. You'll feel in control instead of feeling deprived.
When I feel depressed I listen to uplifting Christian music or I write poetry to help me deal with emotions but one thing I find that really helps is when I choose to be active because it instantly uplifts me too.
I recently bought some helium balloons at the nearby dollar store. They make me feel celebratory in down times. There's a happy face balloon - bright yellow- floating over my bedroom ceiling. It reminds me to smile and lighten up.
I am going to loose 5 to 10 pounds and I am going to start walking more and a swimming more. More exercises and mostly fruits and veggies to eat. I will turn my life around and be healthier. In the heat it is hard to do a lot of exercises outside and even in the pool because you will burn up. Smile...
If you think you can, then you will.
Every morning when the alarm goes off... before you even crawl out of bed, decide and say out loud, " this is going to be a great day". Then throughout the day, continue to say it, no matter what.
Go to your SparkPoint list and see where you can gain some points. I go there everyday and gather as many as I can. Remember, every 5 minutes of exercise is 1 point, so rack a few up. The points give a sense of satisfaction like crossing items off a to-do list.
Successes- what have you done well
Opportunities- did you work out, eat well, did you find you time
Frustrations- what is hindering you, standing in your way, what can you improve on
Threats- Is there anything that will stand in your way tomorrow, such as a birthday, meal out