It might sound weird, but when you chat with yourself out loud, with purpose, AND you record yourself on a voice app, it can be life changing.
I want to feel good about me. I want to feel proud of my accomplishments, confident in who I am as a person and energized enough to follow my dreams and achieve my goals. Why? Because it feels good, and who doesn't want to feel happy?
The visual reminder of my tracker, which I see multiple times a day, is not only a reminder and motivation/encouragement, but as the year progresses, it becomes a sense of accomplishment.
A lot of people think exercise has to be really hard or a challenge, and although getting your heart rate up and building muscle requires work and is beneficial to your body, getting moving doesn’t have to be like that.
My rising resting heart rate is like an alarm that alerts me to the poor environment I'm providing for my heart.
It takes practice, but when you turn your negative self-talk into powerful, uplifting thoughts, you can turn those low feelings around.