Hey, I’m Keri Glassman here with some quick
and simple tips to help you feel just a little bit better. The purpose of cheerleaders is
that they provide a little bit of extra encouragement for athletes to get focused and win the big
game. So wouldn’t it be great if we all had cheerleaders for when things get a little
tough? It turns out, we do. Your biggest cheerleader has been there all along – it’s you! Psychologists
have found that positive self-talk, or affirmations, really do work. I swear, I use them myself.
It may sound a little cheesy, but think of it this way: When you’re struggling through
a tough workout and your brain is telling you to stop because it’s getting too hard.
Even if it doesn’t sound like it, that is a negative thought you’re having. Thinking
positively — saying to yourself “I can” and “I will” — is a way to keep those
negative thoughts from taking over and to give yourself a little encouragement. It doesn’t
have to be super corny. You don’t need to tell yourself, “You are talented, smart,
charming, and doggone it, people like you.” It can be as simple as thinking to yourself
“Push harder now,” or my personal favorite: “Focus.” So remember: You’re your own
biggest cheerleader. When the going gets tough, use positive self-talk to get over the hump,
and you’ll feel just a little bit better.