I must say that this is a bit challenging. Credit for doing what we should? Credit for expected behavior? My reminder system for giving myself credit is to post to following thread on the FORUM: Staying Motivated:
I give myself credit for...
Giving myself an "Atta Girl" does help. A bit of pride seeps in, when doing the "right" thing. Feeling good does help me want to stay on track.
Dr. Beck's suggestions:
By writing down a word credit on a sticky note and place it on the refrigerator, your car's dashboard or in your appointment book.
Once or twice a day, pull our your diet notebook and reflect about your actions then create a list of credit-worthy behaviors.
Every time you checked off an item on your to-do list, say something positive to yourself.
Reflect on your eating behaviors whenever you finish a meal or snack.
I read on a blog somewhere that "giving myself a credit is a skill I have to learn" why credit ourselves for expected/desired behavior? To reinforce it of course. The positive reinforce helps solidify the behavior. The more credit I give myself, the more likely I am to make the new desired behavior stick.
~Today’s To-Do List~
Read my Advantages Response Card at least twice.
Read other Response Cards as needed.
Created a reminder system for giving myself credit.
I sat down to eat.
Circle one: (Every time) Most of the time Some of the time
I gave myself credit for sitting down to eat.
Circle one: Every time (Most of the time) Some of the time