Fighting the negativity
Friday, November 16, 2012
As I was watching today's SparkCoach video by Coach Nicole about positive thinking, it really resonated with me. She recommended maybe writing a letter to myself and talking to myself as I would talk to my best friend when she is going through a hard time. It's always interesting how we can be so nice, loving, and supportive of others and so mean and cruel and hard on ourselves.
I also realized as I tracked my "bad" eating, lack of exercise, and waning motivation that, sure I may be going through this every day, it's really only halfway and I'm only go through the motions. It's really not getting me anywhere and I'm not feeling as good as I was when I was living this thing instead of pretending to. And, instead of beating myself up for not "doing the right things" and sticking to the system, I'm going to just pick myself up today and start little by little. I'm going to encourage myself like I would encourage my best friends. It's amazing how difficult it is to be our own best friends. It certainly doesn't feel natural to me, but I'm going to put that as one of my long term goals.
Maybe this coming week, while I'm giving thanks for my health and my loving family and friends, I can also give thanks to myself for being me. Even typing that feels so weird, but I'm going to try it for once!! Happy day everyone!