Health Notes

Love Yourself a Little More

by Brenda L Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC on February 8, 2017

Your mind is very powerful. Are your thoughts positive? Believe it or not, by changing your thoughts, you can enjoy a healthier life, reach your goals and be more successful.

Whatever you believe about yourself can become reality. When you practice positive thinking, you can be a healthier weight, have a longer life span, and decrease your risk of depression, cancer and heart disease. Having an upbeat outlook will make you much more pleasant to be around and will make others happy as well. It is contagious. Love your life and appreciate all you have.

Start by realizing that no one is perfect. Relax and understand that your imperfections are what make you unique and beautiful. Everyone fails. Successful people will start over the next day and continue working hard. When you get knocked down, pick yourself back up. Be optimistic and believe in yourself. You can achieve almost anything you set your mind to.

Brenda L. Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC
Brenda L. Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC

Every day may not be a good day, but there is something good in every day and you should focus on that. When you are unable to control what happens, challenge yourself to control how you respond to it. That is what makes you strong and powerful – your reaction and your attitude. It will make you a better person and you will grow more from the difficult times.

How is your self-talk? Would you talk to a friend or your child in the same way you talk to yourself? Do you love yourself? You should. Sometimes our greatest battles are with our own minds.

Here are a few loving and positive thoughts you should say to yourself every single day:

  • I am strong and blessed.
  • It is going to be an awesome day.
  • I will make good decisions today.
  • I am beautiful and healthy.
  • I am fueling my body with healthy food.
  • I am capable of meeting my goals.
  • I can be anything and anyone I want to be.
  • I will feel amazing after my workout.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I am worth it!

Positive thinking will go a long way. By releasing negative feelings and working out the stress in your life, you will be much happier. Think happy thoughts, smile, and focus your energy on the present and things you have the power to change. Love yourself and your life. Your sunshine and happiness will shine through.

You can do it!

Brenda Herrod is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner,
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, C.O.P.E. Certified Health Coach, and Precision Nutrition Health Coach working with employees at Methodist Health System.
Contact Brenda at
Brenda L. Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC


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