In the appointment calendar, schedule a hug for all the hard work. I had sent hugs to myself for today & it was the first thing I saw in may e-mail, right when I needed it. .
Make your own iced tea, mixing a few of the flavored teas -- then use frozen fruit instead of ice (or sugar!) YUM!
Exploring the site & learning the tricks is a lot easier using the SparkPoints page as a spring board-- by going for the points you learn about what the site has to offer, and remember to check things out regularly, taking you to things that help in so many ways.
Just got a great new hair style from a lovely teen, friend of my DD-- it took 10 years off & makes me want to get moving to keep up with it! Now I look the part!
I love Laughing Cow lite cheese & use it to spread on the bread for a sandwich instead of mayo, or over a stick of celery & put pistachio nuts in it for a super snack...then discovered it's great for replacing butter in mashed potatoes! YUM!
When you're in a mental rut, put on music ... stand up and move to it while you try to think things through. Before you know it you'll be dancing & happy & active again.
doing repetive things can get boring, and your body can get so used to it it doesn't help as much - modify by doing 10 sets straight, then adding something different like head turn s or leg lft sfor the next 10, alternate- or do your whole circuit in reverse, or change your route....
I've got an exercise ball at my desk instead of a chair! It's great- -all day core workout, all day energy, all day fun!
I put a small, set amount from each check in a seprate savings account before I even do my budget, then forget about it. Increase the amount with each raise! I started out with just the total amount over the nearest hundred..it all adds up!
Every time I've hit a low, this magic trick has worked for me: send a shout out on Spark-- a blog, a help line on a team conversation, a huddle...the reassurance that others who have been there are there for you now makes it impossible to stay negative for very long.