i find that some times just walking is relaxing But when your negative thoughts outway your positive ..at times to keep them at bay i go to the library and take out a couple of audio books usually mysteries and for the 40 minutes or how ever long i walk or even doing housework my mind isn't on things it might not be best concintraiting on but instead it's trying to solve the mystery or just listening to the story...try it it helps
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Nothing motivates me more than to listen to a great audio book. It makes you want to keep going if you are at a climactic part or keeps you coming back day after day to see what is going to happen next. I set my treadmill or recumbent at the intensity I'm aiming for that day and go for it!
Audio Books can be expensive if you purchase them, but the library has great selections.
I saw another post about reading while you excersize. I like to use Audio books, because I have a tendency to be a little uncoordinated with my movements! (Just a little ditzy!) I like to listen to audio books so that I can focus on my movements while getting sucked in to a good story!
audible.com has TONS of electronic books and is a good place to go whether you have a mp3 player or ipod.
The Beck Diet Solution (book, workbook, or audio book) by Judy Beck, PhD) has completely changed the way I interact with food. If you've ever had trouble with overeating or consistency, this can probably help.
The book, audio book, and workbook all contain the same information. I'd recommend the audio book though. The CDs contain the workbook pages as PDFs so you can print them yourself, and listening on your iPod during a walk is perfect for reflection.
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