Todays' tip is all about feeling good because when you feel good you find it easier to make healthy choices.
Technique 3 - help yourself to feel good
How often do you take time to say well done to yourself for something you did well?
I'm guessing probably not often..........if ever.
Think about it, how do you make a child flourish? Praise, a sense of pride and achievement. You say well done when they do something right, you make them feel good about something they've done so they feel inspired to do it again.
Adult brains still work the same but we don't have a teacher or parent there telling us we're doing well. Instead we set ourselves high standards or have a boss who sets them for us. We strive day in and day out to reach them and probably the general response we get is to try harder. It's exhausting, I'm sure it makes you feel like you're never good enough..............and the result is you reach for the comfort of the biscuit tin, wine, cake (whatever your nemesis is).
So what can we do instead?
How do I help myself feel good without becoming 'look at me I'm amazing'?
I'm not suggesting an over the top, ego centric, I'm so amazing approach. I'm suggesting you say well done every now and again, give yourself a genuine pat on the back for something you've done.
Go on....what are you waiting for? If you're waiting for someone else to do it chances are you'll be waiting a long time so go ahead.......do it now........what have you done lately which you feel you did well?
It doesn't matter how small or how big just say well done!!! And keep doing it, get into a habit of saying good things and treating yourself nicely with the words you use.
Want to do it even better? Write it down. It's amazing what a difference it makes when you write something down, it gets out of your head and into reality and therefore makes an even bigger impact.
Nobody needs to see it.......you could keep them secret somewhere or burn them afterwards if you wish.....it really doesn't matter. It matters that you said it and wrote it.
Remember: When we feel good its easier to make good decisions.
Create a healthy balance rather than a constant, 'I'm so rubbish' parade and you'll find you stop craving those unhealthy pick me ups and start having the freedom to make a better decision.
Go on.......start a new healthy habit today!!!
Let me know how you get on
I'd love to hear how you've got on using any or all of these 3 simple techniques, let me know in the comments box below.
Until next time
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