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Dr. Nina's Tips On How To Treat Yourself On Halloween
1. Afraid of the dark? The scariest thoughts are the dark ideas you have about yourself. Keep out thoughts like, "I suck" or "I'm too fat/stupid/ugly" or "Who would love me?" Those thoughts just make you feel terrible about yourself. And that's truly frightening.
3. Give yourself a treat. If you find yourself saying, "I'm going to be good this Halloween and not eat a single piece of candy," or "I was so bad because I ate that pumpkin cheesecake," then you're connecting your character to what you eat. Allow yourself to eat candy on Halloween without feeling guilty. Deprivation or anticipation of deprivation leads to overeating. If you give yourself permission to have candy you may actually eat less!
4. Living a zombie life? Do you feel as if you're the walking dead, doing the same thing day after day, not truly enjoying your life to the fullest? If so, bring yourself back to life. Think about one thing that you've been waiting to do "one day" and make today the day you start working towards doing that thing. If you want to run a marathon, go for a walk or a short run. If you want to start dating, go online and check out some dating sites.