It’s time for a change.
There’s something you must add to your to-do list.
I know, I know – you probably don’t need something else to do. But this . . . you’re going to want to do this. It’s ‘reframing.’
I don’t mean yanking your pictures off the wall kind of reframing. No, no, no!!
Actually, I am referring to more of a mental kind of reframing. I mean, switching around your thoughts and mixing up your internal dialogue.
Do you tell yourself you must STOP binge eating (or whatever you do that you want to quit)?
The trouble here is you are keeping things negative and focusing on what you can’t have (in this case, oodles of food at one go).
A better way to go about changing up your behavior is to come from a positive place. Using our above example, that could be - “I will focus on feeding myself nutritious foods in a balanced manner.”
Or how about:
“I’m not going to eat chocolate”
VS. “I’m going to select healthier foods, like fruit and veggies, which will nourish me and make me feel good.”
Focus on what you CAN have, what you CAN do.
It’s a bit like this – when you are mentally pelting yourself with lemons, turn it around and make lemonade.
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