I’ll bet it’s no secret to you that sometime, your negative emotions and outlook interfere with your weight loss program. It’s difficult to stay motivated to lose weight when you feel bad and you’re seeing the world through gloomy glasses. For those of us who are overweight, overeating usually accompanies negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear, guilt and anger.
The more positive your self-esteem and the better you feel about yourself and your world, the faster and easier it will be for you to lose weight. When you are self-confident, you are better able to take charge of your life. The higher your self-assuredness, the longer those pounds keep coming off and staying away.
So, for permanent weight loss, start to build and maintain a high level of confidence and self-esteem right now in this very powerful way….
Research has shown that the more you acknowledge your successes, the more confident you become in diving into and accomplishing new ones. When your self-esteem is high, mistakes or failure don’t topple you. You survive, adjust your actions, and continue on until you do succeed.
Have you ever told anyone that you are your own worst critic? Most of us treat ourselves much more harshly than anyone else, even those we dislike. So starting now, you’ll receive daily acknowledgment that is the absolute most important – your own.
Give your subconscious mind the positive nurturing it needs to continue to pursue higher and higher achievements. Give yourself the gift of changing your negative beliefs about yourself to those of nourishing praise. Here’s how…
Before going to bed each night, stand in front of a mirror, look directly into your own eyes, and praise yourself out loud (whisper if you have to) for all that you accomplished that day.
As you’re looking into your eyes, say your name, then “I appreciate you for ___ ___ ___” while maintaining eye contact with yourself.
Did you get some chores done that you weren’t looking forward to? Did you keep any personal disciplines up (like taking your vitamins, exercising, dietary considerations, meditation etc.)? Were there any temptations that you refused to give in to?
For some, it may be a big accomplishment just to get out of bed in the morning, get cleaned up and dressed for the day. For others, even taking the trash out feels great. No accomplishment is too small – name them all!
When you’ve named all that you appreciate yourself for, wrap the experience up by saying, “Thanks. I love you.” Maintain eye contact for another few seconds to really feel your own appreciation.
The first few times you do this experience, you may experience some discomfort, flushing, embarrassment, or even tears. These are normal reactions since we have been trained not to boast about ourselves. You probably aren’t used to being so lathered with nourishing and deserving love and praise either. These reactions will naturally fade away as you continue to do the exercise.
Do this mirror praise every day for at least four to six weeks (the rest of your life is highly recommended!). You’ll find that your negative thoughts and self-talk about yourself will simply disappear. Your self-confidence will soar right up along with your growing self-esteem. Your weight loss efforts will become easier and easier.
Not only will your body shrink, you’ll be a transformed more loving and positive person, from the inside out.
Get started tonight – you deserve it!
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