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Fighting the negativity

Friday, November 16, 2012

As I was watching today's SparkCoach video by Coach Nicole about positive thinking, it really resonated with me. She recommended maybe writing a letter to myself and talking to myself as I would talk to my best friend when she is going through a hard time. It's always interesting how we can be so nice, loving, and supportive of others and so mean and cruel and hard on ourselves.

I also realized as I tracked my "bad" eating, lack of exercise, and waning motivation that, sure I may be going through this every day, it's really only halfway and I'm only go through the motions. It's really not getting me anywhere and I'm not feeling as good as I was when I was living this thing instead of pretending to. And, instead of beating myself up for not "doing the right things" and sticking to the system, I'm going to just pick myself up today and start little by little. I'm going to encourage myself like I would encourage my best friends. It's amazing how difficult it is to be our own best friends. It certainly doesn't feel natural to me, but I'm going to put that as one of my long term goals.

Maybe this coming week, while I'm giving thanks for my health and my loving family and friends, I can also give thanks to myself for being me. Even typing that feels so weird, but I'm going to try it for once!! Happy day everyone!
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    your post really touched me.. it's like me talking to ME! I beat myself over everything and always feel that i give everybody everything i can and i can't give myself even a small appreciation.. may be it's the right time to enjoy ourselves... i will start from tonight..." thank you darling for being there for me.. thank you for withstanding my cruelness ... i love you"
    wish you all my friends the best of everything!
    2012 days ago
    It has been my personal goal to treat myself with the love respect and compassion I afford those around me. We all treat ourselves the absolute worst. Its time we forgave ourselves for our mistakes and become our own best advocates for positive change. We are WORTH it.

    2013 days ago
    We live in a world that reinforces negativity. It's easy to compare yourself to the unreal people in the world. In Hollywood everyone is perfect. I tend to beat myself up all the time about not doing enough based on unrealistic expectations.

    Sounds like you have your head thinking in the right direction. Keep it up!

    Good luck and best wishes!

    2013 days ago
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