Is there a little voice inside your head that you wish would just quit it already? You know, the one that says things like, “You’ll never be able to do this,” or “You really messed up today,” or any of the other countless, heartless things we say to ourselves. Even the smallest bumps can catapult you into feeling bad about yourself. And that can keep you from getting where you want to be.
Bashing yourself rarely spurs positive change in the long run. Instead, take the reins on your thoughts to feel better, act positively, and stay in control on your journey.
Common negative thinking styles.
Which one are you?
1. All or nothing
“I ate a cookie. I might as well give up now.”
“Last time I went on vacation I gained weight. I’ll probably gain this time, too.”
3. Accentuating the negative
“I only lost a half a pound this week!”
4. Doom and gloom
“I’m having a bad day. I’ll never do this.”
How You Can Overcome Negative Thinking
Write down your alternate version of how you can move on.
Come up with ways to recast the situation to help you feel better and move forward. For example:
All or nothing: “I ate a cookie. I’ll track it and move on.”
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