Winning Friends and Influencing People

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I just finished reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.  Here are a few of my favorite points from this book.

  • Criticism is futile, because it puts people on the defensive
  • Help people get what they want.
  • Be interested in what interests other people 
  • Be a good listener and encourage others to talk about themselves 
  • Always make the other person feel important 
  • Respect other people’s opinions
  • If you are wrong, admit it
  • Try to see things from the other person’s point of view

If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend it.

 

Dealing with Binge Eating

Dealing with binge eating disorder is not easy, but there are things you can do to help with your urges to binge.

  • Therapy 
  • Take time to relax 
  • Take time to have fun
  • Forgive yourself 
  • Exercise 
  • Read self-help books
  • Find a support group 
  • Talk to a nutritionist 
  • Stay away from fad diets 
  • Avoid temptation 
  • Focus on why you are eating 
  • Focus on what you are eating 
  • Get enough sleep 
  • Ask for help

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Victim vs. Survivor

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According to dictionary.com a victim is, “one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions,” and a survivor is “a person who copes well with difficulties in their life.”

We cannot prevent tragedy or disaster from occurring in our life, but we can choose how to react to those events.  We can decide to be a victim or a survivor.