I use positive affirmations that I write in a notebook and say out loud as I write them. This helps keep me positive as well as helping to keep me motivated. If I forget a day, I start over writing again the very next day. Feels better.
Writing affirmations at least ten times a day is what works best for me.
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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!"
A friend introduced me to Louise Hay. I bought her "You can heal yourself" kit with positive affirmation cards. I use those and some I made myself. I read them 10 times a day to do a "set" of positive affirmations - just like any exercise!
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