How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
Every night before bed, no matter what my husband and I take turns saying five things that we are grateful for about one another. It's nice to just focus on the two of us for a moment and it helps to remind us how much we love each other. Besides, who doesn't love a compliment?
I force myself to find something good in every single situation. I always point on the bright side to everything. Even when things are rough I make a point to be positive & happy. Even if you have to fake it the more you do it the more optimistic you become.
Like yourself now, not 10 pounds from now. You'll be more apt to forgive the mistakes and go on. This creates less stress in your life so that you're able to deal with the task at hand - GETTING HEALTHY!
Not stopping my usual work, exercise etc, just don't have to cut the grass as a lot of you don't also . Since really not much rain it is dead, I looked at the garden, bushes and flower's and I am going to have to start watering. Last night we had rain and promised 5 more days of it. Then I'll cut.
I enjoy discovering the tools on Sparkpeople - it's like a treasure hunt! Everything I do to take better care of myself makes me happier - I just keep it fun!
I can't say this is MY mantra, but I do have it posted in front of me on my computer monitor.
I found this in SparkPeople, and now read it every day:
"The secret to happiness is not to get what you want, but to want what you have."
"Happiness is not a destination; it's a way of life."
Positive thinking increases our feeling of well-being whether we are trying to lose weight or not. To keep myself thinking positively, each night i write down in my journal 5 positive things that happened that day. it helps me go to sleep feeling grateful and happy. :)
I try to surround myself with others who have a positive outlook. They help to keep me positive and when I have a positive attitude, good things can happen.
I don't have to water tomorrow, we are have a very good thunderstorm and it has really rained. Thank you Lord. We are to have another Thursday and the Sat., Sun. and Mon. We will definitely have enough rain by then. Most won't materialize. Smile and be happy.