Remember that staying positive can be the best help for you on this journey to better health. Playing "the glad game" is one way that I stay positive. When I find myself getting down or depressed, I remind myself of all the things that I am GLAD about. I count my blessings & write out a gratitude list. When I am positive & upbeat I am more inclined to exercise and eat right instead of getting into the emotional eating.
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I love playing table tennis (ping pong) so I joined a table tennis club and I play 2 times per week. I used to play to win and my whole effort was towards wining each game, wanting to win all the time took away from enjoying the game and my fellow players were my adversaries. Now I just play for having fun and putting all my effort into having fun and making sure that the people I play with also having fun.
My adversaries became my friends and I look forward each week to play with them. I have more fun and I enjoy the game much, much better.
My 8 year old loves to play video games (who doesn't right?) but before she allowed to play she has to read for the amount of time she wants to play for the day. Her game time is cut off at an hour each day. That way if she wants to play for an hour she has to read for an hour first.
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