How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
Guilt is a punishment that EGO puts on us for something we didn't complete. It has no value in our lives and leads to stress. We do the best that we can.
It helps me to remember the reasons why I want to be healthy and loose weight. It increases my mood and energy, plus I am getting ready for vacation this summer (Jamaica) and a wedding next summer. I want to look good in my wedding dress and have energy to get through the day :)
Do your prep work "I fix the next day's food as I'm making dinner. I'm more likely to pack a nutritious lunch when I have the cutting board and vegetables out already."
I made my password a positive reinforcement of what I'm trying to do. Every time I log in I am reminded and it makes me smile and helps me stay focused on my goal.
Not just every day is a new beginning, but EVERY MOMENT is a new beginning and a new opportunity to recreate yourself into the person you were meant to be.
Believing that all will be well in the end. Not trying to rush things. Trying to put in effort into making it work. Having faith and a frame of mind of the person I want to become physically and mentally. Relying on God.
True friends - they are not looking to change me or make me into something that I am not. The world is a better place because I am in it. I can spread gloom or I can spread cheer – I decide and I make MY own decisions – I choose to smile - a smile is contagious a frown is not.
At age 70, I can usually look back and remember other times that are similar and also remember I survived. In addition with the experience I have gained through past mistakes, I will be successful this time.
It is possible to come back and do well for the remaining decisions in the day. Throwing all caution to the wind after a bad decision would be like getting a tiny spot on your white shirt, and then just taking a sharpie marker and marking up all the rest of it.
I was asked how I keep a smile on my face (most often than not, LOL). Simple; I try not to sweat the small things and things I can't control. I exercise, which helps with stress relief, laugh often, and most importantly let things roll off me like water off a ducks' back. Smile!