Secrets of Success

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One size larger

I have a pair of pants one size larger than my current size so I'll now how it feels to have loose clothing - then I can imagine better what it will feel like to be at my goal size.

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Write a Note

Write a Thank You note to anyone that is helpful, inspirational, or kind. Write a note to yourself, the check-out clerk, the mail deliverer. Perk = the time spent writing is time not mindless munching. It's learning to be in the moment. Bless another and you bless yourself. Be well.

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Tiredness

When everything seems to fall apart physically, mentally, emotionally, I find it's because I'm Tired.
May be a lack of:restful sleep, lack of peace-n-quiet, or stress overload.
Stretch! Relax on the floor or chair & stretch a muscle or two.
Improve blood flow, add oxygen, feel energy!
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Add better sleeping

Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.
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Don't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs broken.

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Give yourself a pat-on-the-back

Find one thing you are happy you accomplished. Find one reason to give yourself a pat-on-the-back. Little successes make big successes. Are you reading this? There's multiple reasons right here; you sparked today, you connected, you tried something new, you were kind to yourself.

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