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WE can do this. WE are worth it!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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10/27/18 7:09 A

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Believe in yourself. You are capable of more than you can imagine.


It is said that we set the standards too high, too strict, "biting off more than we can chew." not taking into account the level of difficulty of change we have imposed on ourselves. And then, of course, there is what is known as change by sheer willpower.
When push comes to shove we are very limited by our own human efforts. We need that power that is beyond knowing that change is necessary. Knowing and doing and successful follow-through are very different things.

Firstly, there needs to be that complete mind switch, that total and complete transformation of the inner, deeper psychological, the unswayable mindset. It does exist. However, this only happens when one is in acceptance and truly ready for change and every key factor of mind, body and spirit are in sync.
Because you can’t change your life without changing your mind first.

So, this year before January slips into February and those New Year’s resolutions, made some time around the second or third champagne toast, seem a long lost promise, let’s turn those well-meaning promises into new, healthy habits. Here are four ways that will help to think your way to success, all year long in Keeping Our Personal Promises In Reaching Our Personal Best:

1. Reframe Your Motivation:

We often equate treating ourselves well with punishment. How often have you told yourself that you need to go for a run just because you ate too much over the weekend, or had a healthy dinner just because you overdid it at lunch? It’s time to stop thinking about good behaviour as a way to “counteract” bad behaviour and instead see it for what it is: an investment in yourself.

Healthy habits are easier to form and sustain when you ditch the negative “consequence” thinking entirely. Instead, think of them as an investment like any other: You might put money in a savings account each month because you’re sensibly planning for your future, right? Forming a positive, healthy habit requires the exact same “payment now, reward later” mindset. The effort is worth it because you are worth it.

2. Boost Your Willpower:

MIT researchers recently discovered that decision-making is affected by chronic stress: High-risk, high-payoff options seem more appealing, which is why it’s easier to slide back into bad habits after a long day. In other words, sitting in front of the TV and snacking night after night might be risky for your long-term health, but it also feels relaxing in the short term when you’re frazzled.

Give your willpower an extra boost by increasing the payoff of low-risk (and healthier) options: Pair something you should do with something you want to do, like watching your favourite show at the gym or listening to an audiobook while you walk. This self-control strategy, defined by behavioural economist Katherine Milkman as “temptation bundling,” has been scientifically proven to make it easier to follow through on healthy habits that might not be fun in the short-term but that have big rewards down the road.

3. Exercise Your No-Excuses Muscle:

Let’s say you decide that you need to exercise more. It’s a great thought but then come to the reasons not to exercise: You had a hard day and need to relax—working out is exhausting. You’d like to join a gym, but you’re not athletic—everyone at spin class will be better, faster, or fitter than you.

The next time a cascade of excuses pops into your head, look for a pattern. Are you following some unspoken rule about how you or the world should be? We call these mostly subconscious beliefs Iceberg Beliefs, and they may be making it harder for you to reach your goals. For example, you might think that you’re just not an athlete, or that if you can’t be the best at something—like spinning—it’s not even worth a try. Next time an Iceberg crops up, challenge it. Tell yourself: “Maybe I wasn’t athletic before, but I can become athletic now. Nothing’s permanent,” or, “I might not always be the best, but that’s fine. I can try my hardest, and measure myself that way.” Don’t be afraid to confront yourself!

4. Most Of All, Be Realistic:

Forming new habits takes time—and it also takes a healthy dose of realism. When we set goals, we often become overly ambitious. But you’re not going to wake up tomorrow ready to run a marathon if you’ve never run a mile in your life, just like you’re not ready to cook a gourmet meal if you’ve never turned on a stove. Instead, take small steps towards achievable goals: Instead of vowing to cook at home every single night, aim for three nights a week. Let your goals evolve as you do.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 5/2/2019 (19:41)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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10/26/18 9:31 A

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Starting off the day with the right attitude and in the right mood will always affect our day.
How often do you wake up with that positive energy and have it carry you through the day?

Wouldn't it be nice to have that every day?
However, there are days that our energy is drained from what we have experienced or a struggle we are working through which gives us negative emotions to fight against.

So it always seems to help if we have positive encouragement from others.

Let's share our positive encouragements with others.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 5/2/2019 (19:28)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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