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Dec 30, 2014

With the year sailing off into the past, we can panic when we thnk about all the things we need to do to get our weight under control. In the end it boils down to

Attitude

Calories

Sleep

Activity

Water

Today we are going to focus on our attitude and more specifically negative self talk.

Negative self-talk can be a runaway train. Your mind goes around in circles replaying a negative event or your own shortcomings. You may think that you're getting in touch with your true feelings, but bad feelings have a way of getting worse the more attention you give them. Research shows that happy people do put bad days behind them. In a survey of 231 college students, those with a positive outlook were more likely to look back on negative events and report how much better things are for them now.

Talk Yourself Out of It

If negative self-talk came with an off switch, you could just flip it. But it doesn't. It takes a plan and some work to tone it down. Here are four ways to make it happen:

  • Distance yourself. You can't banish negative self-talk forever, but you can take a step back from it. When you notice negative self-talk occurring, address it like you would an opinionated third party. You might say, "Thanks for sharing," or "It's interesting you feel that way" and move on.
  • Distract yourself. "Over-thinking involves focusing on a train of thought that goes around and around. "You can stop that train of thought by focusing on something else." Try playing basketball, doing a crossword puzzle, or any other activity that fully engages your mind.
  • Call them on it. Give your negative thoughts the third-degree and they could crumble. You might ask yourself, "Is that really true?" or "Is there another way to look at this situation?" You may also look for benefits. If you missed that job promotion, are there any lessons for the future you can take from the situation? Or could another opportunity come out of it?
  • Save them for later. Set aside a time of day for negative self-talk. If you hear yourself doubting, blaming, or comparing yourself to others at another time of day, tell yourself you will come back to the conversation later. When the appointed time arrives, your negative thoughts may have lost most of their oomph.

Water Your Body App

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Track your daily water consumption in an intuitive way, and because not everyone needs to drink the same amount, it is designed specifically for you.

Based on the revolutionary research done by health care professionals in recent years, we have learned just how critical it is, for your health, to maximize your individual water intake. This app is designed to perfect that routine.

A consistent routine with the proper amount of water in your diet will lead you to optimal overall health. Start today for a healthier tomorrow.

With your personal schedule being so hectic, it is difficult to manage how much water you have drank for the day. Finally, you have found the best solution available on the iPhone.

Immerse in an interactive, free-roaming interface to add cups or bottles of water towards your goal.

* Earn a daily and overall average grade on how well you are keeping up on your recommended amount.

* Touch and drag the containers around your table to organize them in your own special way.

* Customize your own specific water container, with images to choose from.

* Specify attributes from your personal lifestyle to get a scientifically proven daily water intake goal.

* Earn achievements for maintaining a long term high grade average.

* Use either US or metric measurements to track the amounts.

* View a line graph detailing the history of your water intake.

* Be reminded by the app icon itself of how many cups or bottles you have left to meet your goal.

* Create your own customized reminders that can notify you when you should drink more water.

* View the time and dates of every cup or bottle of water you have drank.

* Enjoy a plethora of useful facts and tips about water and human health.

 

The android app is cooler than the iOs version. You can choose your cup and other features. It's also free.