A Simple Step towards Positive Thinking

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We’ve talked plenty about positive thinking over the years.

simple step towards positive thinkingMost often it’s focused on helping ourselves overcome negative self talk that really cuts into our ability to take care of ourselves, to do the things that we need to do to make ourselves feel well and achieve our goals whether they be about weight loss or living happily.

Try This Positive Thinking Strategy

[step]1[/step]Find A Personal Positive Phrase

My Daily OM horoscope yesterday suggested a very simple strategy that I’ve already employed a couple of times since I read it. Just repeat to yourself periodically (or come up with something similar that ‘speaks’ to you):

“Things are wonderful.”    or    “My life is joyous.”

[step]2[/step]Repeat!

Say these things to yourself a couple of times today, or whenever you think of it. Where do your thoughts go? For me, it’s all positive.
[quote]Inner satisfaction comes from a realization that we already possess everything we require.
~ Daily OM horoscope[/quote]

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2 responses to “A Simple Step towards Positive Thinking”

  1. Great tip! It’s a little new age-y, but I like to say “I am.” It reminds me that I’m here, and really that’s a blessing in and of itself! Right now is all that we have. 🙂

  2. marsha says:

    I hear you, Fit Bottomed Girl. But sometimes I think we need to think beyond ourselves to, to appreciate more all we have. It’s hard to keep that in mind, and a little reminder like Daily OM suggested really helps me.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

Marsha has been a guiding force at Green Mountain at Fox Run since 1986. In addition to overseeing a professional program that helps women establish sustainable approaches to healthy living, she is a respected thought leader when it comes to managing eating, emotions and weight. She has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, an area in which she is personally as well as professionally versed. An accomplished writer and speaker, Marsha is the author of six books, including the online course Disordered Eating in Active and Sedentary Individuals (co-authored by Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, Human Kinetics), What You Need to Know about Carbohydrates (Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics [The Academy]), What You Need to Know about Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (The Academy), and The Pregnancy Cookbook (co-authored by Donna Shields, RD, Berkeley Publishing). She has worked extensively on a national basis to educate the public about nutrition and the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating. Active in many organizations helping to further the cause of health and wellness, Marsha currently serves as vice chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association and vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating and has been active in the Association for Size Diversity and Health in support of Health at Every Size(R) principles.

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