Healthy Tip 16: Think Good Thoughts

I have so many friends that complain about themselves in one way or another. They don’t like their hair or their legs or their voice or their laugh. We all fall into this trap now and again, and it’s rather sad.

A couple days ago a 77-year-old friend of mine admitted that she is really concerned about wrinkles on her face. I’ve always thought this woman is beautiful and have been amazed at how smooth her skin is, especially given her age. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how I see her if she looks at herself another way.

On my recent dog sledding trip my friend Amy took an awesome photo of me with my eyelashes frozen. I posted it on the blog a week ago (click on healthy tip dog sledding in the archive list to the right). I can recognize that it is a really wonderful photograph, but every time I look at it, I also think, “God, I’m really working on my uni-brow!” No one else notices that the space between my eyebrows is getting smaller (I hope). That’s my view of myself, and it’s not a good one.

To have a healthier year in 2009 when you think negative thoughts about yourself tell yourself to stop and give yourself positive feedback instead. It will make you feel better about yourself. I’m trying to do it too.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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