Collect the positive comments people give you and write them down. Put them in a journal, write them on slips of paper and put them in a jar, put them on posters! Don't forget to add your successes to the journal and to the slips of paper.
Make a poster with all the positive comments people tell you. When you feel a little blue, or having trouble with your motivation - take a look at the journal, or the jar, or the poster and visually see what people are saying about you!
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Keep track of the Positives instead of the Negatives
Keeping track of the positives in my life keeps me focused on what I do right instead of what I do wrong. That keeps me moving forward instead of backwards. Now, I cut myself some slack and keep a journal of what was positive in my day.It makes me smile just looking at that journal knowing there is nothing negative in it.
Before all I was doing was finding fault with myself and guess what it never motivated me to change. I just felt stuck. Instead I create a problem solving journal for when I get stuck mentally. I write down the issue and try and find ways to change or accept what's bothering me or stressing me out.
I have a journal that I write three positive steps that I took that day towards a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes, it's the only thing that I write in the journal, sometimes I write more. But if I'm ever feeling down or need a reminder on how far I have come, I can look at that journal.
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