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BE GOOD TO YOURSELF

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

If you flub a presentation at work or cut your workout short, don't beat yourself up over it. People think they need to be self-critical to motivate themselves, but research shows the opposite is true. Women who go easier on themselves are more likely to exercise to feel good as opposed to look good, and they're more likely to stick with it, too.

Treat yourself as you'd treat a friend. You'd never say to a pal "You're going to get fired" or "You're so lazy", so don't say it to yourself!

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CELIA1975 3/30/2011 6:29AM

    Love it!

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/29/2011 4:17PM

    emoticon advice!

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RIKKI572 3/29/2011 3:25PM

    So true. Have a great day!! emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 3/29/2011 11:35AM

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BIGMAMAT 3/29/2011 7:04AM

    Yep. Great advice. emoticon

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SHRINKINGSHERI 3/29/2011 6:41AM

    Great Advice.

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WORDPLAY

Monday, March 28, 2011

THE URGE TO MERGE
• If Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and the W. R. Grace Company merged, the new company would be called Hale-Mary-Fuller-Grace.

• If Federal Express and UPS merged, they would become Fed-UP.

• If 3M and Goodyear Tire merged, the new company would be MMMGood.

• If John Deere and Abbey Party Rents merged, they would become Deere-Abbey.

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/28/2011 9:38PM

    LOVE EM

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RIKKI572 3/28/2011 8:13PM

    Thanks for the smile!!
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BILLTMAN 3/28/2011 7:17AM

    If Ms. Kitty on "Gunsmoke" Married Conway Twitty she would be Kitty Twitty.

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GRAMPIAN 3/28/2011 7:07AM

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CHALLENGE PLEDGE

Sunday, March 27, 2011

(Adapted from SELF Magazine)

You make heartfelt promises to your loved ones all the time - now it's your turn to be there for yourself. Hang this oath in a prominent spot as a constant reminder that your number-one priority is your own health and happiness. Who's got your back? YOU do!


On this date, ___________, 2011, I commit to a happier, healthier, sleeker me. By doing so, I'm giving myself all the tools I need to reach my best-body goals - successes that will carry over into every area of my life. Beginning now, I vow to...

FUEL MY BODY. I will eat foods that help me perform at my peak throughout the day. I will not feel deprivation: I'll make smart yet satiating choices that include my top treats.

BOOST MY VITALITY. I will use my energy to create more energy! When I push myself to reach fitness goals, I will be rewarded not only with a slimmer-all-over body but with a positive outlook and sense of well-being that last long after my workout ends.

BELIEVE IN MYSELF. I am my own best ally, and I trust in my inner strength. Each accomplishment and setback (we all have them) will propel me forward. I will make healthy changes that stick!


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ANIHAKA 3/29/2011 10:08AM

    Thank you for that I too have copied it.

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CORKYTHEMOM 3/27/2011 1:10PM

    I'm copying that! WOW! Hugs to my dear friend!

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SVELTINGTON 3/27/2011 10:58AM

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BRENDAF761 3/27/2011 10:25AM

    THanks for sharing! Good luck to you at maintaining your great weight loss! emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 3/27/2011 9:11AM

    Thanks Jude loved it will try to keep it.... emoticon

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BD3269PM 3/27/2011 7:36AM

    Well said. Thanks. Stay motivated, active, and healthy! emoticon

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RIKKI572 3/27/2011 7:23AM

    That is great!!! Thank you for sharing.

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Why do you procrastinate?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The answer to that question is the key to changing your behavior, therapists say. Don't put off taking this self-test.

DO YOU:
1. Think of all the ways something could go wrong?

2. Imagine how people would view you if you failed?

3. Fear that you will ultimately let someone down?

4. See yourself as inadequate?

5. Say "I can't" when someone asks you to do something?

6. Prefer not to do something at all than to do it imperfectly?

7. Wait until the "right" time to face a challenge?

8. Find that completing almost any task is arduous and slow?

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO...
1-3 FEAR OF FAILURE HAS YOU HAMSTRUNG.
Try it: Pull the plug on catastrophic thinking. Convinced you'll not just make a mistake, but will ruin everything? Challenge that theory: What evidence do you have that this is true? Chances are, the things you imagine to be life-ending would merely present you with new challenges-and opportunities.

4 or 5 YOU'RE SHORT ON SELF-ESTEEM.
Try it: Prove that you can. Many people who procrastinate believe they are incompetent, even when their performance suggests otherwise. Putting things off prevents you from ever succeeding, reinforcing this negative self-perception. Make yourself attempt one difficult task and see what happens. You may be surprised at what you're capable of!

6-8 YOUR PERFECTIONISM IS PARALYZING YOU
Try it: Be average (for a change).
Pick a project that you've been avoiding and just do it. Hit a few key points in your presentation instead of making an exhaustive list. Rather than organize the entire kitchen, do one cabinet. You need to accept a little imperfection to realize that it beats getting nothing done at all.

  
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CELIA1975 3/27/2011 8:41AM

    Got a score of 3. This is an area of my life I've been working on.

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SVELTINGTON 3/26/2011 9:54AM

    No X 8 for me. Thank you for another thought provoking blog.
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BILLTMAN 3/26/2011 8:49AM

    Why do I procrastinate? - I don't know, I'll think about it later. Ok, I guess I fit mor or less in the 6-8 category.

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ANIMALMAGIC 3/26/2011 8:30AM

  Very revealing. I'm in the 6-8 catagory I'm afraid!

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ELLYFINT 3/26/2011 8:22AM

    Thanks for sharing this! I'm a degenerate procrastinator :(

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RIKKI572 3/26/2011 7:59AM

    Thanks for sharing - have a great day!!

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UNCOMMONANGEL 3/26/2011 7:50AM

    Hmmm... what does a 14 mean? lol

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AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE

Friday, March 25, 2011

This duck waddles into a bar, and the bartender says, “What can I get for you?” The duck says, “Got any grapes?” The bartender says, “No, we serve beer and whiskey and stuff like that.” The duck says, “Okay,” and he leaves.

The next day, the same duck comes in, hops up on the stool, and says, “Got any grapes?” The bartender says, “No—I’ve told you two days in a row that we don’t have any grapes. You come in here again and I’m going to nail your beak to the bar!” So the duck leaves.

The very next day, the same duck comes back into the bar and says, “Got any nails?” The bartender says, “No, why?” And the duck says, “Got any grapes?”

  
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