Standing up to your Friends

- POSTED ON: Jan 11, 2012

It is important to be able to take care of oneself,
but there is a big difference between standing up for yourself
and expressing negative emotions.

Confrontation often isn't necessary.  
Simply examine your thoughts, and practice being present in the moment.

Quiet the anger or sadness with deep breathing.  
Step back from the situation that is troubling you.  
Realize that emotional eating will only add to your problems later on.  

Write out your thoughts and feelings in explosive detail
… but this is for your personal expression…
don't share what you've written with others.

It is critical to learn positive ways to deal with pain, sadness,
depression, and even the spaces that mean comfort or joy.  

We need to feel our emotions instead of suppress them.  
Take each new day and work from the inside,
and focus on the good that is inside each of us.

Meditation and prayer can both be very useful
for calming oneself down, and finding one's center.  

Use positive words about weight-loss and maintenance.
A positive vocabulary will help us make better food choices,
and in time, will help us achieve our goals.

Go for a walk or engage in another positive activity,
like listening to the Words of Wisdom Playlist
located in the RESOURCES section here at DietHobby.

Feelings come and go…both good and bad.
They will always be a part of us.
Purposely place your focus on Positive Thoughts,
and you will feel good a great deal more of the time.

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On Jan 12, 2012 kimberchick wrote:
Good morning Phyllis :-) I have been so focused on organizing my desk that I've let my computer time simmer on the back burner ... and now I have 3 or 4 of your posts here to catch up on! Actually, since I am still trying to organize my paperwork, by the time I get around to doing that catching up I'll probably have more than that :-o 'salright I truly enjoy reading your posts and watching your videos :-) I like this post a lot ... I really am going to focus this year on positive attitude, positive thinking, positive actions !!! Just wanted to stop by and say "hi - I hope you're doing well on whatever new diet you have chosen - I think of you daily and send good thoughts out to the universe for you and I'm wishing you the best always." I'm doing good with room for improvement ;-) I hope you have a great day today <3

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