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Motivational sayings and/or affirmations.

Discussion in 'Motivation' started by cate, Aug 6, 2009.

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    Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!
     
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    Only manage to read the first page today but loved it. Maybe i'll trickle through this gradually - especially when feeling down.
     
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    fake it till make it, and finally become it!
     
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    I was searching through this thread looking for a particular quote & found this. WOW! This still resonates with me. Sharing it again. I might continue on with this thread again.
     
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    That was a nice surprise. My thread has been pinned! Thank you mods :D I'm tickled pink!
     

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    Some ways to take control of your well-being include:
    • Take an active, rather than passive, approach to solving problems. Don’t expect others to provide solutions or simply wait, hoping the problem will go away on its own.
    • Manage your environment. Surround yourself with people and activities that support a healthy mindset and body.
    • Engage in healthy daily habits, like balanced eating and getting enough sleep.
    • Notice when you are stuck in negative thoughts or when your body is tired, tense or run down. Once you begin to notice these times, you can determine how to manage them.
    There are many ways to take control of your well-being. Although there are circumstances and events which you are powerless to change, you can change how you respond to them and how you take care of yourself during difficult times.
     
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    15 hints to help you stick to a healthy diet-
    1. Have realistic expectations. Having realistic expectations increases your chances of maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviours.
    2. Think of what really motivates you. When you're tempted to indulge in unhealthy behaviours, remembering what motivates you can help you stay on track.
    3. Don't have unhealthy foods in your house. Keeping unhealthy foods out of the house, or at least out of sight, can increase your chances of staying on track.
    4. Don't have an all or nothing approach. Rejecting the urge to judge your day as "good" or "bad" can prevent you from overeating and making poor choices.
    5. Carry healthy snacks with you. Having healthy high-protein snacks, like raw, unsalted almonds or jerky, on hand can help keep your appetite in check until you're able to have a full meal.
    6. Incorporate some exercise. Simultaneously changing the way you eat and exercise increases your chances of healthy lifestyle success.
    7. Have a plan before you eat out. Look online at menus so that you are not overwhelmed when you get there.
    8. Don't let travelling derail you. Like no 7- do some research. Ring ahead or look online to see what's available & always have some healthy snacks with you.
    9. Eat mindfully. Always sit down. Take your time & eat slowly & enjoy each morsel. Put your cutlery down from time to time. Eating mindfully can help you develop a better relationship with food.
    10. Track & monitor your progress. A pedometer, with hourly reminders, can be an excellent incentive. There are many good apps that you can sync with your pedometer. Tracking your food intake and exercise can provide motivation and accountability. Studies show that it helps you stick to a healthy diet and leads to greater weight loss.
    11. Get your partner or a friend to join you. Having someone join you in making healthy lifestyle changes can increase your chances of success.
    12. Start your day with a high-protein breakfast. If your first meal is well balanced and contains adequate protein, you're more likely to maintain stable blood sugar levels and not overeat for the rest of the day. Eating a high-protein breakfast helps you stay full and can prevent overeating later in the day.
    13. Realise it takes time to make new habits. Rome wasn't built in a day. :) Don't be discouraged if it takes longer than you expect to adapt to your new healthy way of living. Do your best to stay motivated and focused while you adapt to a healthy lifestyle. It takes about 60 days to make a new habit, on average.
    14. Figure out what works best for you.
    There is no perfect way of eating that works for everyone. It's important that you find a way of eating and exercising that you enjoy, find sustainable and can stick to for the rest of your life. The best diet for YOU is the one you can stick to in the long run.
    15. Teach yourself the difference between hunger (that empty feeling in your stomach when you haven’t eaten for a few hours) and craving or the desire to eat (which you will feel in your mouth or throat). Ultimately, you want to just label what you’re feeling (hunger, craving, tiredness, boredom, or a negative emotion) and tolerate it without eating. In the short-run, have a list of powerful distractions to turn your attention away from food.
    A new member in the forum (thank you Sybil) suggested H.A.L.T. as something easy to remember.
    H. Hunger?
    A. Angry/Anxious?
    L. Lonely?
    T. Tired?
     
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    I'll try to remember to post at least once a week in here xo
     

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    “Live your life for you, not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself” ~Sonya Parker

    I am a sucker for saying yes.

    Sometimes I even find myself thinking “no, no, no, no” and then I blurt out “yes.”

    Why is it so difficult to say the word “no”? It’s just a word, right?

    After feeling trapped for some time by my excessive urge to be agreeable, it got me thinking.

    I asked myself why it was so important for me to please everyone, to the point that I would feel resentful and stressed because of it.

    I think I was afraid of saying no because I fear rejection. I was afraid that every time I did this, I would disappoint someone, make them angry, hurt their feelings, or appear unkind or rude.

    Having people think negatively of me is the ultimate rejection. Whether they say what they think of me, out loud or not, does not matter to me. It is the thought that they look down on me.

    And so I realized exactly why I found it so difficult to say no.

    I realize this is not just a challenge that I face, but one that many people go through every day. It’s a heavy burden to carry because with the urge to say yes also comes a lack of self-confidence & self-value.

    If, like me, you’re having trouble saying no, this may help.

    Saying No Doesn’t Mean You’re a Bad Person
    Saying no doesn’t mean that you are being rude, selfish, or unkind. These are all unhelpful beliefs that make it hard to say no.

    Learning where these beliefs have come from is a great way to learn to let go of them.

    Did you ever wonder why it was so easy to say no when you were a little kid and why it has become so difficult now? What happened?

    Well, as children, we learned that saying no was impolite or inappropriate.

    If you said no to your mum, dad, teacher, uncle, grandparents, and so on, you were most certainly considered to be being rude, and you would have probably been told off for it.

    Saying no was off limits, and yes was the polite and likable thing to say.

    Now that we are all adults, we are more mature and capable of making our own choices, as well as knowing the difference between wrong and right. Therefore, no shouldn’t be an off-limits word, but rather something that we decide on ourselves, based on our own discretion.

    But sadly, we hold onto our childhood beliefs and we continue to associate no with being dislikeable, bad mannered, unkind, or selfish. We worry that if we say no, we will feel humiliated, guilty, or ashamed, and will end up being alone, rejected, or abandoned.

    Knowing Your Value
    The second step to learning to say no is realizing that you are valuable and choosing your own opinion about yourself over others.

    If you live your life depending on other people's approval, you will never feel free and truly happy.

    If you depend on other people’s approval, what you are basically saying is “Their opinion of me is more important than my opinion about myself.”

    If your opinion of yourself is actually quite low, remember that:

    • Your problems do not define you.
    • It’s okay to make mistakes—nobody is perfect, and everybody does things that they regret; this is what makes us human.
    • What makes a person great is not their looks or achievements, but their willingness to love others, be humble and grow as a person.
    • You are unique, valuable, and important. No one else in this world can offer what you can.
    Is It Really Worth It?
    The third step to learning to say no is deciding if saying yes is really worth it.

    After committing to something, doubt eventually sets in and you may begin to think of ways you can get out of it.

    And if you don’t have any good excuses, you then have to decide if you are going to tell the truth or come up with a lie.

    Think about the anguish, stress, and resentment that saying yes has caused you. Wouldn’t it be so much easier and straightforward to just say no in the first place?

    It really isn’t worth it to say yes when you don’t want to. I have a right to say no and shouldn’t be afraid of letting other people down at the cost of my own happiness.

    If you have also decided that it’s worth it to you, and want to learn to say no, try these simple yet effective tips for doing so with confidence.

    Helpful Tips for Saying No
    • Be direct, such as “no, I can’t” or “no, I don’t want to.”
    • Don’t apologize and give all sorts of reasons.
    • Don’t lie. Lying will most likely lead to guilt—and remember, this is what you are trying to avoid feeling.
    • Remember that it is better to say no now than be resentful later.
    • Be polite, such as “Thanks for asking.”
    • Practice saying no. Imagine a scenario and then practice saying no either by yourself or with a friend. This will get you feeling a lot more comfortable with saying no.
    • Don’t say “I’ll think about it” if you don’t want to do it. This will just prolong the situation and make you feel even more stressed.
    • Remember that your self-worth does not depend on how much you do for other people.
    I am learning to say no from now on. It is a challenge, but one I am taking on.

    I will try not to feel trapped, resentful, or guilty anymore. Instead, I hope to feel empowered and free.

    If you want that same feeling of freedom and empowerment, then take control, challenge yourself, and learn to say no.

    (borrowed mostly from tiny buddha)
     
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    My motivation - my imagination!
    I just imagine, how can i looks like and just WORK, WORK, WORK!
    Sport and nutrition, i can repeat it every day!
     
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    Everything that does not kill makes us stronger!!!:flame:
     
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    It's putting the thing you want most above the thing you want now.
     
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    Keep your eyes on the prize.
     

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    Turn a setback
    into a comeback.
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    That's what I am doing, right now!
     
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    ~ Mistakes are proof that you are trying~
     
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    Tips to cut down night-time snacking-
    ~Simply don't buy the things that tempt you the most.
    ~ If you want to have the occasional chocolate buy only the very dark chocolate (80% Cacao). It's very hard to eat more than 2 squares of that stuff!
    ~Set aside a night-time snack. Include some fresh fruit in it & perhaps some yoghurt.
    ~ Clean your teeth thoroughly after you have your evening snack.
    ~ Delay having a snack by at least 15 minutes.
    ~Try to distract yourself.
    ~ Have cut-up vegetables available all of the time.
    ~Have a cut-off time. Mine is 8 pm.
    ~ Visualise everything you eat after dinner as a blob of fat that will not be burned off :D
     

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