How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
When ever your looking out into the world.... from your car, your front lawn, walking outside.... smile, look up slightly and take a deep breath!
Every day I wake up, to a better day than yesterday. There's nothing I can do about the past but to make the future brighter. It's within me, my attitude determines my apptitude. Let no one steal your joy; what's for you, is for you!
I try and just focus on today. Not what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow but just what I need to accomplish today!
I am on my 3rd week of Boot Camp, and learned that the "self talk" I allow in my brain effects my ability to complete or fail a task. Mantra examples "You Are Strong!", "You've Done Harder Things, and You Can DO This!", "This One's For The Cruise!", etc. Be positive from the inside out = success!
We often beat ourselves up over our bad choices, failed attempts, etc. We probably wouldn't talk to a dog the way we talk to ourselves!! When you find yourself doing this, ask yourself if you'd say the same to a loved one? This reminds me that I have to treat myself as well as I treat others!
Think positive and everything else falls into place.
If you are feeling depressed, or tempted to overeat, log on to SP, and leave positive messages or blog comments for ten random people who aren't on your friends list. By the time you've finished, some of the positivity you left will have rubbed off on you! :o)
When having a craving, I remind myself that nothing tastes as good as weight loss feels...and then I go for a walk in the fresh air. Being outside in the sunshine away from temptation helps.
I listen to positive music to keep me motivated! Affirmative messages that pop into my head when I need them most - positive music is the best! See more info below on how to find positive music. I make my own CDs for my morning commute - songs that inspire me and get me going!
Ther will always be a time when you have to say "no". Understand that this means to yourself as well. Don't take on more than you can chew. If you ask a question, be mindful that the answer can fall either direction, These things are a part of growing up!