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Positive Self-talk

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

If you haven't tried positive self-talk, give it a shot.

Last night, I leaned over my bathroom counter, looked myself in the eye, and said, "Look. You can do this. I know you're intimidated, and I know it's going to be a lot of work. But when have you ever backed down from a challenge? Just get moving. I know you can."

It was cathartic for me. Just looking myself in the eye, watching my facial expressions change, and seeing the hope there gave me strength to face today.

In the car on my way to work today, I turned off the radio and listed out loud the good decisions I made over the previous 24 hours:
* Tracking food
* Paying attention to nutrition instead of blindly eating whatever I grabbed
* Being brave enough to return to taekwondo
* Cleaning the kitchen after dinner because an orderly kitchen makes me feel better
* Planning meals and snacks and knowing that I was within range
* Eating red peppers at 9:00 as a snack instead of potato chips
* Drinking 8 glasses of water
* Spending time in the spring sunshine on a gorgeous day

If I can continue to focus on and celebrate every good decision I'm making, then good decisions will become contagious.

Good decisions so far today:
* Wholesome meals planned and tracked
* Creating something cool for my students to use in class
* Drinking water while I got ready for work
* Got on Sparkpeople while eating breakfast

I'm going to be okay.
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    I've done that!!! and it works wonders! (the only thing I can never understand is why I stopped doing all helpful things and habits in life) Keep talking to yourself like that! You got this my friend!!!!! And going back to TKD really is brave....and so is writing this down to share and inspire others!! emoticon
    356 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon You are better than OK! You are fabulous. You are a strong person.

    Peace and Care
    356 days ago
    I think we all need self pep talks. It's hard to stay on track sometimes.
    356 days ago
    yup so true, you ARE going to be ok!! thanks for the inspirational blog post.. helped me put things into perspective. Im going to do the mirror talk tonight emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    356 days ago
    good self- pep talk.
    356 days ago
  • READY201811
    Yeah. We got this. We are strong. We are determined. We got spunk.
    356 days ago
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