When I feel down about my progress, or about an event coming up that may derail me from my goals, or if I get injured, it's extremely discouraging and makes me want to give up. Instead of letting my pessimism take control, I turn it into a challenge! If I pull my hamstring and can't run for a week, I will challenge myself to do more strength training. If I'm attending my best friend's wedding, I take on the challenge of eating properly and dance my heart out to burn those Calories!
Bottom line: If you think your circumstances are the end-all of your success, they will be. Realize that if you overcome the hardest and most difficult moments, you will only have a reason to celebrate more in the end!
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I like to start the day with positive self talk. If I can start the day with a positive thought, I can turn a negative day into a positive day. I will then find energy to exercise. Negative thoughts turn into negative actions. For me it is positive energy that wins the day!!
Surround Yourself with Positive People and Actions
We cannot choose our families, but we can choose HOW we deal with our family members with positive attitude and words. If family members are negative and give you negative feedback about anything in your life--turn the negatives into a positive by either NOT responding to the negative OR by saying, "I understand how you feel" and leave it at that. Family members may not provide positive feedback, but you can be proud of all your accomplishments--small or big changes.
YOU know what you have accomplished, and it is not necessary to react or respond to negativity no matter who is spewing it out negativity. Often, "Silence is golden" can be a positive when it comes to families. Love them and ignore their negativity. 104
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