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!
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The best way that I've found to think positive thoughts is to meditate, in other words, to focus my mind on encouraging Bible verses, like Philippians 4:8 and 4:13. These & other verses help me when I'm feeling defeated in my weight loss efforts.
If meditating on Bible verses isn't your style, then just focus your mind on positive affirmation statements, like "I can do this!"
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