Thursday, March 21, 2013

Say Yes to Yourself - Giveaway

**This is not a sponsored post, though there is an affiliated link.  The opinions stated here are 100% mine.**

Remember when I talked about Why I Blog?

Well I wish that it was only when clinically depressed that negative thinking gets in the way.  I know that as a mom and as a person that I have struggled my whole life with my nasty inner critic.  Even though I think I like myself on the whole there's that little voice that says "You can't" or "You aren't good enough".  Have you heard it?

My friend Betsy Schow wrote an awesome book about how she brought her inner critic into submission and lost 75 pounds! This book isn't a weight loss how-to (as she tells you on the first page).  It's about gaining confidence and finishing what you start.  If we can all catch her attitude of doing what we want to do in spite of our own fears and previous failures then we can do any darn thing we want.

Watch Betsy on the Today Show!

Very honestly, I cried a lot through this book.  They were good tears though.  I loved her frank and funny writing style and her book is as real as she is.  She shared so much of herself and I just loved that. 

I already gave a copy to every member of my family and now I'd like to give a copy to one lucky member of my blogging family!  Just enter the rafflecopter below.  It'll be open for the next two weeks.  I have to mention that a certain anonymous yoga teacher (that's me!) might show up in the book.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you can't wait then you can buy a copy by following the link below.  You won't regret it, and it just might change your life.

Giveaway Day

38 comments:

  1. I try and meditate on the positive and be grateful for what I have been given in order to fight negative thoughts. It can be hard though!

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  2. I saw that episode a while back with Betsy Schow on it. She looks great! Would love the book. I try and push the negative thoughts away and focus on the blessings i have around me. Shortie409@yahoo.com

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  3. Some days it's easier than others to get rid of those negative thoughts. Keeping a gratitude journal really helps me, though.

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  4. I fight negative thinking by "talking back" to those thoughts with positive affirmations instead. I also fall asleep every night listing the things I'm grateful for in my life. :)

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  5. I try to remember my place in the cosmos-- a small but valuable part of the amazing universe. Humility is key.

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  6. I think of all the good things that I have in my life.

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  7. I try to think of my family and my goals.

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  8. Yoga and running help clear my mind of bad thoughts.
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  9. By surrounding myself with positive reinforcements. I do tend to be a pretty negative thinker and the only thing that really helps is to call myself on it. That I wouldn't take that kind of negativity from others in my life and I shouldn't take it from myself either.

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  10. I replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

    Nancy
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  11. I try to read books like this and try to be around positive people.

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  12. i talk about it and get it out. i also try to distance myself from people who cause it

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  13. I remind myself that things can always get worse and to be thankful for the good things and people in my life.

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  14. I fight negative thinking by praying and listening to my husband. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  15. I fight it with positive thinking that sounds funny but it works!

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  16. I talk to my husband. He always has a great way of finding the positive and helping me to really see it.

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  17. I fight negative thinking with some positive action.

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  18. I just have to catch myself & tell myself to stop.

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  19. I try to journal which allows me to pinpoint my negative thoughts and come up with a way to make it positive.

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  20. I need this tool to help motivate myself!

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  21. I don't. Thant is one of my biggest problems...myself. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

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  22. I just think of all the positive.

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  23. I try to acknowledge it and remind myself that it's just a thought. It works once in a while.

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  24. I fight negative thinking by trying to focus on all the positive things in my life. Most times it works, but not always!!

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  25. To be honest, I really don't fight negative thinking well.

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  26. I honestly have to laugh at everything, being an army wife you kind of have to in order to survive lol

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  27. Mainly tryin to stay positive, but its hard!

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  28. I fight negative thinking, by trying to push more positive thoughts thru. And by thinking, this "problem" won't last forever!

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  29. Honestly, my husband is a great help to me in this area. I run my thoughts by him and he reminds me of the TRUTH. Most of the time, my thoughts are lies. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  30. I think about the positive things that I have going on.

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  31. I keep positive, uplifting people among my friends.

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  32. I watch a comedy movie and start laughing to feel better

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  33. tell myself 2 things positive for every 1 negative :)

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  34. By talking with my kids, you can't ever feel negative around sweet kids :)

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I exercise and listen to music.

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  36. I listen to music, play games and hang out with my boyfriend to get my mind off of the negative thoughts

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