Each time you get frustrated, place a checkmark on your arm (wrist/forearm) or someplace hidden. At the end of the day if you can still remember what you were angry about write it down or tell someone close to you. If not think was it worth getting angry/upset over?
This is great for anxiety and depression and helps your self esteem and stress levels.
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I use the spark demos and the fitness tracker to keep me motivated to do the exercises. I love to go one by one and do the exercise and then be able to check it off. Even when I don't feel like doing exercise, I keep looking at what I have scheduled for today, and I HAVE to check it off! But I can't check it unless I do it, or else I would only be cheating myself, so I get up and do it!
Use technology & a "to do" list to help. I downloaded wunderlist (free) for my phone and it helps me manage goals... do 10 cruches a day, drink water, do 3 back stretches, floss, etc.
Having a to do list to check off makes a big difference (so satisfying to "check" things off!), gives me direction after a busy day, and helps me from getting overwhelmed by the endless options of things I could be doing.
Wunderlist can be downloaded onto a PC, MAC, iphone, or droid... you can sync your lists between all 4 and collaborate with friends! One list I have is my "grocery" list - my husband can *check* things off the list at the store & I can add things from home and vice versa. It's always up-to-date.
Have a schedule of what exercise I am going to do each day for the week, including what days my rest days are really helps keep me on track. You can put them on a calendar and be able to check them off. This is great for those people who like to make lists and mark things off of them!
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