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Taking Charge of My Own Progress

Saturday, June 09, 2012

This quote is from a Spark article:

"The science of behavior holds that we will continue doing those things that get recognized, revered and rewarded."
(6 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Flexibility
Learn to Roll with the Punches and Dodge Life's Wrenches
www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=1724
)

So,

If I want to continue doing things that are good for me, and I am not receiving pats on the back from external sources (which I might possibly get, but with everything else going on around me, I can't EXPECT them), I'm just going to have to find ways to self congratulate (without becoming narcissistic and self focussed, mind you- That may be the hard part...)

Which should promote quite a bit of self dialogue, as to what I want to do, and what I will be expecting from myself, and how I want to be rewarded...

And I'm agreeing with myself that these rewards and recognition need to be Non food in nature... or they will defeat the purpose, I think..

If you catch me talking to myself,
AND answering back,
It's OK..

I'm just on my way to a better Tomorrow.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CLPURNELL 6/14/2012 3:40PM

    Yes we have to be our biggest cheerleaders because in the end we do this for us!!!

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F8CONE8 6/9/2012 4:23PM

    I think some of the best conversations I've ever overheard were self talk LOL. Hugs and congrads on how far you have come.

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REXTINE1 6/9/2012 3:06PM

    If you start talking to yourself, you will be listening to a smart person and talking to an intelligent person. A good situation.

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FRIDA11 6/9/2012 2:34PM

    I have come to the conclusion
Focusing on other thing that interests me
Rather than focusing on not focusing on food
this is the way
like art, sports happy occasions with food as a neccesity rather than the center of gathering.. emoticon

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JSALERNO 6/9/2012 11:21AM

    I TALK TO MYSELF ALL THE TIME. IY MAKES ME CONCENTRATE.

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ELRIDDICK 6/9/2012 10:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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