How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
Don't think that you have to solve world hunger, the energy crisis and the world's financial crisis in one sitting-stand back and allow yourself to breath! Take little steps because they all add up to big steps. Remember 2 steps forward and maybe one step back!
I thought I was a pretty positive person until I met my friend Sue. While I was grumbling and getting angry she had this ability to laugh despite things going wrong. Lost? Hahaha, we are on an adventure! Behind schedule? Like the last of a row of piglets running into a barn. One day the house
When I'm feeling negative I always find that it helps to listen to an upbeat, positive, empowering song. Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up the Sun" is a great choice!
For every pound you lose think of something that you've gained! (ex: getting healthier) And even if you don't lose pounds, think of all the good that you are doing for yourself anyway!
Start each day feeling good by going to thehungersite.com and click on each of the 6 tabs to help hunger, breast cancer, child health, literacy, the rain forest, and animal rescue just by clicking. I do it each morning and it only takes seconds to help!
keep a list of things you always wanted to do and once a month start small do one.
I have been trying to put weed killer on my yard that has to be done with a spreader, I need 1 day rain before, 1 day to put on and 2 to 3 days to set up without getting wet. 2 days nice, 2 days thunderstorms and it has been like this for weeks. Some day I will win and I am smiling.
Don't find yourself saying "I just know I'm not going to be able to resist that piece of cake" - ask yourself "What can I do to resist eating that piece of cake?" Don't say "I just know I won't lose any weight this week." Ask "What can I do to see that I do lose?" Then remember what works for you.
Start every day with a Positive Mental Attitude!! Decide you will address each and every problem that arrises with this in mind!! You will be amazed how the day will progress on a positive note!!
I used to compare myself to friends who were super thin or who could run 10 miles. It was depressing, and it made my goals seem overwhelming. Don't use anyone else as a yardstick for your success. Your body and your health are different than anyone else's.