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To be good for others, you have to be good for yourself.
Always love yourself first. We are our own worst enemy. If we love ourselves, we will be more likely to allow others to love us as well. Giving yourself a mini-mental pep talk at least every day and stopping yourself when negative self-talk starts will help you to become your own best friend. Remember the saying that when you smile, the whole world smiles with you.
I have actually found a new trick that works for me on motivation and positive reinforcement. I go into my Yahoo or SparkPeople calendar and add 1 positive statement that repeats for an entire week that I will read as an e-mail when I check my e-mail every day.
For instance, for the next 7 days I will be reading "Don't stress about your hearing; your attorney is working FOR you, not against you" every morning this week.
And next week I already have one set up to start on Sunday.
I find that this gives me a little jump start every morning, or I write a statement that makes me smile.
And it's nice to see a "happygram" from yourself every day!
You are an important and crucial part of your continuing success. Your attitude, whether negative or positive may well be the determining factor in whether you move ahead in your journey of becoming healthier,. Dot't forget to give yourself credit for all the wonderful things you have already achieved. Don't focus on the negative things, but give yourself a pat on the back or a special reward. Remind yourself every morning just how special you are. 104
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