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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As one of my visual motivators, I have an inspiration journal that I write inspiring quotes in that help me focus on my weight loss journey and other goals. I write the quote which I often find on the site and then write a positive affirmation. This gives me something personal to reflect on when I need some motivation.
For example, a great quote I got an email after a bad weigh in- "Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more and not giving in"
I am doing a great job and I NEED to keep going. I will not give up
I had posted earlier about a dry eraser board on my frig for a to do list. I also use it to write down positive affirmations I come across. I write down any fitness tips I want to remember. I leave the tips up for a while before I change it to another thought. Nice way to reflect on past or present change.
I have a small note book that I have written down positive self-talk statements. I go over them 3 times a day and when I find myself say something unacceptable, I replace it with one of my positive self-talk statements. It really is making a difference.244 I am seeing the change in me!!
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