Did you over-eat today? Did you feel too lazy to exercise? Forgot to meditate? Then here's a thought: Set a timer for exactly five minutes. Go to a private space. Rant, rave, pound a pillow fuming at your "misdeeds." When the timer goes off STOP. No more negative thoughts for the rest of the day. Stay focused and positive. Be nice to yourself. Follow your dreams and goals, for tomorrow you'll again have your five minutes, if you need them, to tell off that pillow.
A thought: We all have set-backs and it's so easy to be hard on ourselves, endlessly. If we allow the negative feelings, just for a brief time, then focus only on our objectives, it's easier to give ourselves a break. Just my two cents!
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Blogs are a great way to get some of your thoughts together and share them with others. But when you want to journal thoughts and feelings you want to keep private using the journal in the Planner section is a great place to do that. You can mark that as private, and then still be able to use it for very personal or private writing and blogs for things you are willing to share with yoiur friends and others.
It is so easy on this journey to get down and frustrated, when this happens I remind myself how fortunate that I am. Weight is something that I can change, there are many people who face insurmountable obstacles that they can't change. I tell myself stop attending my own pity-party and get going!
When I want to give up, have a pity party or I have a really negative outlook or negative self-talk, I focus on the things that I have and about all the things I am able do that others may or may not be able to do, due to circumstance. I count my blessings and recenter myself.26
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