Motivation Tip: Be Your Own Cheerleader | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 10.11.2012

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.