Training and Therapy Tips


by Pamela Tinkham, LCSW, C-IAYT, SEP


  1. Set short term goals
  2. Make a plan
  3. Journal your progress
  4. Dispute negative thoughts
  5. Have “me time” every day
  6. Be organized
  7. Share your goals with someone important to you so that you are accountable
  8. Figure out what is fun for you and do it at least once a week
  9. Do some form of exercise every day
  10. S………T………R………E………T………C………H  every day
  11. Eat right with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables
  12. Watch your fat intake… especially saturated fat
  13. Hydrate with H2O as much as possible
  14. Find a physical activity that feels more like play than work and do it as much as possible
  15. Have a gratitude book where you write what you are grateful for on a daily basis
  16. Don’t compare yourself to others…… we are all special
  17. Challenge yourself physically and mentally
  18. Allow yourself to have your negative feelings… just don’t get stuck there
  19. Try to always do the right thing
  20. Take a deep breath before reacting
  21. 5 minutes of working out every day is better than no minutes
  22. Get a good night sleep every night
  23. Watch your alcohol intake (think moderation)
  24. Live in the moment
  25. Love as many living things as possible
  26. Take care of your health
  27. Watch out for fear… don’t let it get the best of you
  28. Be optimistic
  29. Perform acts of kindness without needing recognition
  30. Give without expecting someone to reciprocate

Now if we could all do this all the time, how great would life be?

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