Getting over procrastination takes action. Of course, that is easier said than done. Today I’m going to share a simple three-step process with you that will help you get off your butt and get more done than you ever thought possible. Continue reading “Getting Over Procrastination Takes Action”
So, you say you have goals, you say you have dreams.
You write them down just as you have been instructed to do by anyone that is teaching personal growth.
Then you create your action plan. You are psyched up because you just know that this time you have it figured out. This time you will reach your goal!
But…somewhere along the line, either the first day or the fifth, it doesn’t matter you find yourself back where you started.
You ask yourself, What the heck!!?? So when did I lose track? What happened!?
Are you having trouble with motivation? Is the Sugar Plum Fairy wrestling you for control of your eating habits?
I do seem to accept the fact that I lose motivation during that time period.
It starts innocently enough. I had control over my eating for several months. I wasn’t losing weight at a fast rate…but I also wasn’t gaining weight either.
The goodies started arriving fast and furious and I reasoned…what the heck, I’ll just have a taste.
Initially, I was successful with that approach. However, the next day, the same occurrence… I thought I’d just try what I considered to be the BEST treat.
Then the Sugar Monster, that had been dormant, reared its sweet head and came back to life. It kept asking for more sugar.
My brain started to rationalize (telling me ‘rational-lies’) that I can eat some more and then I can just get back on my diet after the holidays.
Ugh! My addiction, my obsession, with food and thinking about food became a constant companion.
No surprise, my old way of thinking about dieting started to surface. The feelings of helpless, hopeless and being overwhelmed that usually accompany dieting were back. I’m so thankful I recognized what was happening!!
I thought about all I had learned when I successfully dieted. How I had made the conscious decision to make dieting easy. I began telling myself that I had not fallen off the wagon! that I AM THE WAGON…sure, stuck in the mud at the moment…but I will absolutely find my motivation and take control of this situation!
So, here it is the week after New Year’s Day and I’ve finally been able to get the motivation to string two days together without any sugar. It feels so good!
I’m feeling the control coming back. No longer do I cave into the call of chocolate chips and peanut butter (eaten directly from the spoon) and I’ve tossed out the remainder of the holiday snacks.
If you’re struggling to find your motivation start thinking about what triggers your overeating or binges. Is it sweets that get your Sugar Monster going? Or are you more of the Salty Monster? Whatever it is, remove the problem foods or snacks from your house. That will be the first step in winning your first couple of days back – after that, it gets easier!
2019 was a very good year from my health perspective and I plan on making 2020 even better.
So, if you’re still struggling with the Sugar Monster…
Time to get PO’d at the Sugar Monster and say, “Enough is enough!!” Find your motivation, pick a diet plan that you’ve previously had success with and get started!
You can do it! I know you can! So, here’s to weighing less on February 1, 2020, than you do today…Cheers!
Peace & Love
Put the pieces in place to create a life
filled with Health, Wealth, Wisdom & Fun.
P.S. The following is a workbook that I’ve published. It is soon to be the subject of my very first course that I’ll be offering 🙂
Awareness is needed to stop the eating binge cycle of self-sabotage once it has started. With awareness, you will be able to step away, regroup your thoughts, and break the sugar-induced cycle of behavior.
Self-Sabotage comes in many different forms.
Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco. All of these are known to be addictive and can cause self-sabotage in even some of the most dedicated of people. And in my opinion… food can be as addictive as any of the Big Three.
Ponder this: Up until the holiday season started (for some people that start on Halloween and for some Thanksgiving) you had been able to stick with your diets with some struggle. However, when your ‘trigger date’ arrived, you went into the day with the best of intentions, only to find that by noon or for sure by early evening you had eaten more food than you had in the previous week. Self-sabotage had reared it’s ugly head – yet again!
Vowing to get it together starting the following day…you went to bed with a stomach bloated with food and your head full of remorse.
The following day you woke with a gnawing hunger and wonder how that could be because you had eaten so much yesterday you should still be full. You’re determined to get back on track.
You step into the kitchen and see the remainder of the goodies on the serving plate…and unbelievably, you swear you can hear them calling your name!
With very little resistance you take 1/2 a cookie, piece of the pie, or one small candy. Then, almost without thought, the rest of the cookies, pie, or candy is consumed. Once again, remorse and regret step in to keep you company. You ask yourself, “How am I ever going to get back on track?”
Self-sabotage strikes again!!
What has happened here is a clear picture of how addicting sugar and refined carbs can be. They constantly are playing with your body’s digestive system and its chemistry. Sugar is known to increase the naturally occurring ‘feel good’ drug, dopamine, in the brain.
This starts off a very simple vicious circle. Sugar is ingested – dopamine (and blood sugar) goes up (hyperglycemia). As your body produces more insulin than is necessary to process the sugar your body creates a low blood sugar -low dopamine- (hypoglycemia) condition in your brain. Your brain says…MORE SUGAR! Unless you realize that this chemical reaction is taking place in your brain and body and recognize the cycle that has started, you reach for your next sweet.
A large percentage of doctors and researchers feel that sugar and refined carbs aren’t addictive. I beg to disagree. With only the knowledge that I have read about how the body reacts when sugar is ingested, and analyzing how my own body reacts when I eat sugar and refined carbs, I know they are addicting. Once I start eating sweets I can’t seem to stop until the plate is empty!
The not-so-easy solution to avoid the addicting tendencies of sugar and refined carbs is to avoid foods that contain them. This will stop your blood sugar (glucose) from swinging from high to low which results in cravings.
However, if you do decide to eat them, research has shown that if they are consumed along with higher fiber-containing food, digestion slows, resulting in a steadier blood sugar level.
Awareness is needed to stop the cycle once it has started. It is necessary to be conscious of what is taking place in your brain and body. With awareness, you will be able to step away, regroup your thoughts, and break the sugar-induced cycle of behavior. Putting an end to self-sabotage.
Join us on the FB page where we discuss how to stop self-sabotaging your life. https://www.facebook.com/iCreateMyLifeToday/
Start each morning with that realization that I Create My Life Today. Make a plan ~ decide what you are going to do before self-sabotage comes knocking.
Peace & Love
Putting the pieces in place to create a life
filled with Health, Wealth, Wisdom & Fun.
Learning about who you are, why you’re here, and what you’re passionate about will lead you to self-empowerment.
Self-empowerment is the feeling you get when you understand that you can create first, the change in yourself and..
Secondly, contribute to help others understand that they too have within them the inspiration to create their own transformation. ?
10 Ways to Empower Yourself to Create Change in the World
1. Ground yourself. …
2. Remember that feeling “bad” about things doesn’t
change anything. …
3. Focus on issues that speak to your heart, and do
something about those. …
4. Avoid becoming overwhelmed. …
5. Find community. …
6. Practice self-compassion, patience, and positive self-
7. Be resilient and avoid discouragement.
8. Prioritize your time.
9. Take care of yourself.
10. Remember the power of positive energy, meditation,
Here’s the link to the article that explains each of the ten wayshttps://yogainternational.com/article/view/10-ways-to-empower-yourself-to-create-change-in-the-world?fbclid=IwAR03JSrCUSzGcMJZJbIojhO892aXCm0o3BCk56oSo2NkXozoHARHqDYYXb0
Self-empowerment is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself.
Peace & Love
Janna Lynn Skroch
Lisa Nichols is a beautiful soul that has an inspiring story.
I absolutely LOVE how she is determined to touch and change as many lives as she can reach. (Sigh, She really is THAT amazing!!)
“I was broken and all I was committed to doing was not to spend the next 25 years that way.
So, I didn’t decide my quest out of a pursuit of serving the world in a big way, I stepped into my quest becoming committed that I won’t have it that way anymore”.
I wanted to share this because you need to ask yourself if you are interested or committed to achieving your goals? Are you willing to create the mindset that you need to stop self-sabotage? You can achieve your goals, but you must decide, get clarity of your goals, make a plan, and then take action.
Peace and Love
Put the pieces in place to create a life of health, wealth, wisdom, and fun.
►Special thanks to Mindvalley. Check their amazing content here: https://youtube.com/mindvalley
►Special thanks to Filmpac for providing a part of the footage. https://filmpac.com
“When you need the strength to resist a bad habit, I don’t is stronger than I can’t”.
The power of using I can’t vs. I don’t has changed my life.
I’ve found this information from Maire Forleo several months ago. It was about the time when I started looking into intermittent fasting. I was already getting results following a low-carb diet.
The idea of I can’t vs. I don’t help to clarify why the low-carb diet (or any other diet for that matter works).
It’s about making a conscious decision that ultimately gets you to the goals you have set for yourself. Marie says…
“It’s been reported that between 40-45% of our daily lives are run by our habits, which is why it’s so important to make sure our habits serve us.
Bad habits not only cripple our goal setting efforts but also sink our self-confidence.
At any given time, most of us have at least one bad habit we’d like to break. At a minimum, we’d all like to be better at resisting temptation.
Maybe you want to stop eating a certain comfort food that you know isn’t good for you, stop skipping your workouts, or stop constantly checking social media during your dedicated writing time.
No matter what bad habit you want to break, there’s a genius two-word fix that can increase your chances of success by up to 8X.”
“I don’t” has been magical for me. I use it to reinforce my decisions about dieting and business.
Try it out for a day. See how you feel when you tell yourself “I don’t”. It’s an empowering statement. All from two tiny little words.
Repetition and Reminding are how the inner critic changes.
Peace & Love,
You can see Marie Forleo’s blog post and video Breaking Bad Habits over at MarieForleo.com
I LOVE reading personal growth books!!I have a library of about 100 books that speak about having the ability to do, have, or become who you choose to be.
Napoleon Hill’s classic book Think and Grow Rich (TAGR) shares a technique that according to Hill is…
“The ONLY known method of voluntary development of the emotion of Faith…”
What is the technique spoke about in TAGR? Auto-suggestion. Also known as repetition and/or self-suggestion.
Now, you have to remember that Napoleon Hill studied human behaviors for over 30 years. So, for him to say that repetition is the only known method is something to be taken seriously.
For instance…It is NOT okay to eat a quarter bag of chocolate chips in one sitting. It is NOT okay to share a whole bag of donuts with my granddaughter.
Why do you make promises to yourself and then let self-sabotage, fear, and/or procrastination steal your dreams?
What is it that slyly sneaks in and changes your mind?
Why do you sometimes feel helpless and hopeless?
I think that first of all you need to be aware that self-sabotage is going on.
In an article published by Adam Sicinski he explains what exactly is self-sabotage.
“Self-sabotage is any behavior, thought, emotion or action that holds you back from getting what you consciously want.
Self-sabotage is the conflict that exists between conscious desires and unconscious wants that manifest in self-limiting patterns of behavior.
Self-sabotage not only prevents you from reaching your goals but also plays the part of a safety mechanism that protects you against disappointment.
What this essentially means is that your brain is protecting you from getting hurt by doing what it thinks is best — which is to keep you within the confines of your comfort zone.”
You can read the entire article Do You Sabotage Your Own Success? Here’s How To Stop Self-Sabotage In Its Tracks!
I have been struggling with this the last few days. I had been very good about being able to control my eating.
But the last few days have had me breaking a lot of my dieting rules. Continue reading “Promises to Myself and Self-Sabotage”
So, you’ve made your vision board either physically or digitally (or both) now what?
Time to make a Vision Board “To Do” list.
Just a second though, before you can set goals or achieve anything in your business or your life, you have to understand what really drives you. What is it that truly gets you up in the morning when all you want to do is roll over and go back to sleep? What forces you to pick up the phone to call yet another potential client? What keeps you going, even when you want to give up? Continue reading “What to DO After the Vision Board #2”