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Training your mind to be more positive and less negative made a huge difference for me. I used to dwell on the things I couldn’t control and decided to take control of what I was capable of, and embraced it.
Also, not caring about what others thought of me was a huge help - it’s them, not me, I tell myself.
I also changed my eating habits and physical activity. Being a depressive, I knew that consistent physical activity and a healthy diet just made me feel so much better. When I eat a ton of sugar, fried, salty foods, then I feel shitty and won’t have the motivation to do anything. Small lifestyle changes helped me feel better and motivated me to push myself even more.
I replaced my negative inner voice with mantras like “you got this” “I can do this”.
Gratitude journal. Can be a one time exercise or a daily routine.
Goal mind-mapping or brainstorming. Ie, before I picked my degree, I sat down and wrote out a mind-map of “Skills,” “Passions/Interests” “General Career Goals” and wrote down everything that came to mind in each category that resonated with me. Afterwards I tried to see if there were any patterns of intersecting themes. Ten years later it is still neat to look back on that paper and see how much I ended up following it.
Mind maps can be applied to almost any area of self improvement... pick any area you want to improve and mind map answers to some of the following questions: - what do I changes do I want to make? - how do I make them? (Ie are there specific steps, do you have to research, etc) - why is this change important to me? - what obstacles are in the way of these changes? - what can I do to help ease these obstacles? - what would make this change easier to implement? Etc etc
Masturbated from 15-18 yrs old then realised i was miserable because i was looking forward to it. After quitting i felt like such a more mature and better person and was more outgoing.
When I turn on the water to warm up for a shower, I do about 20 arms up level, hands to chin, then straight arms backwards still level in a back and shoulder loosening-straightening exercise. I am a 75year old member of a family of women with severe shoulder rolling and dowager hump problems, and my back is totally straight...