I don't know about you but the voice in my head is forever saying "Don't eat that" or "Get up and move" or "Stop being so lazy" or "Don't have the chocolate, don't have the chocolate, don't have the chocolate!"
It always seem to be about what I am not doing or what I could not eat and it can get you down after awhile.
A few days ago I was on the lounge watching TV as usual - I seem to have convinced myself that once it gets to 6 o'clock then its OK to do nothing until I go to bed - and I mean NOTHING.
And I was getting bummed about it and then I thought "Make A Change". SO I got up and put clothes away and sat back down.
And an hour later the thought "make a change" popped into my head so I went outside and gardened for 10 minutes....
I work in s a store which is deathly quiet and I try to get up every hour and I put on a song and lap the store till the songs over. I can get 6000 or so steps in over 8 hours but then today I thought "Make A Change"
So I queued up 4 songs and walked for 20 minutes. And did the same 90 minutes later ... And am already at 6000 steps with ages to go so I might get to 12000 steps today!
When I stopped at the supermarket last night for milk I almost got a chocolate and as I stood in front of the chocolates I thought "Make A Change" and I just turned and walked to the register and left.
It really seems to be making a difference to the way I approach things and hopefully it will last.
Instead of berating myself or thinking I HAVE to do something or I MUST get up or I CAN'T eat that, it seems like the positive thought of just MAKE A CHANGE keeps me happier and more positive.
I know I should exercise, I know not to eat the chocolate, I know that chips are not my friend so nagging myself in my head really makes no sense - I already know everything I repeat over and over again.
By just saying "Make A Change" I get the option of what change that will be - whether its star jumps or not having the pizza or doing a 2 minute fast walk instead of being on the lounge or turning off the TV 10 minutes early.
So far it seems to be working so maybe its worth trying?
Why not make A Change?