Always make things positive; no matter what? Giving a smile away each day, makes you feel better. Sending out a hello when it's least expected. Making the best of something when things aren't exactly up to measure. Just caring a little more to get the job done.
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I think that forgiveness is the key to happiness and that is the key to being a positive person in general. It all starts with forgiveness. The ability to forgive ourselves when we make mistakes, the ability to forgive others for things they do that hurt us, and knowing that god forgives us helps me control my own happiness making everyday positive for me.
Enter everything you eat honestly and fully. Don't be afraid to see how many calories you ate or how many grams of fat there were when you make a not-great food choice. Many times, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that what I ate wasn't really that bad and that I'm still on track. Often one poor food choice isn't as devastating as you might think - and knowing you have been honest with yourself makes staying positive and on program much easier!
Tracking everything also makes it possible for you to make good choices in challenging situations, like restaurants or having dinner at someone else's house, because you have a better idea where the worst of the calories are hiding and what you can enjoy in moderation - guilt-free!
I save my newest books, audio books, or favorite tv shows (on Netflix or Hulu) for when I exercise, and ONLY when I exercise. If I want to enjoy those particular activities, I have to exercise. Not only am making exercise positive, but I look forward to it. Also, a tv show with no or limited commercials is a great amount of time for some cardio! (42ish minutes)
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