Your Inner Critic and Identifying Your Dream Stealers

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!?

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What is Self-Empowerment…

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- 
reflection. …
7. Be resilient and avoid discouragement.
8. Prioritize your time.
9. Take care of yourself.
10. Remember the power of positive energy, meditation, 
and prayer.

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

Are You Interested or Are You Committed To Reaching Your Dream Goals?

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”.

Watch Lisa’s five-minute video and be inspired.

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

Janna Lynn

Put the pieces in place to create a life of health, wealth, wisdom, and fun.

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How To Break A Bad Habit

“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.

and remember…

Repetition and Reminding are how the inner critic changes.

Peace & Love,

Janna Lynn

You can see Marie Forleo’s blog post and video Breaking Bad Habits over at MarieForleo.com

 

 

 

Could Something So Simple As Repetition Change Your Life?

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.

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Taming Your Inner Critic

Your Inner Critic has become the master of your life – instead of you owning and directing your life.

Are you sick and tired of Inner Critic/Inner Voice talking you out of your goals?

In order to win this struggle, you have to decide for the last time that you are sick and tired of fighting this constant battle with Inner Critic. That you are fed up and you are not going to tolerate it one more day!

If you want to tame your Inner Critic, you need to be aware that it exists. You need to recognize Its voice and Its moods.

How It Works

From the moment you were born you and your Inner Critic/subconscious worked as partners. Your subconscious is in charge of making sure that your heart is beating, that you are breathing automatically, you digest the food you eat without any conscious thought to do so and so many other things. These are automated task that (thankfully) are well…automated. Continue reading “Taming Your Inner Critic”

You vs. Your Inner Critic

And…isn’t it ironic that you need to have confrontational conversations with your Inner Critic?!

 

Does it feel like your Inner Critic controls your life?

 

 

Does it seem like you and your Inner Critic are operating with two separate agendas and Inner Critic usually wins? If you should make that intimidating phone call, what you should or shouldn’t eat if you should exercise or not.

And, isn’t it ironic that you need to have confrontational conversations with your Inner Critic?! Continue reading “You vs. Your Inner Critic”

No Longer A Secret ~ My Book Revealed

I’ve had a book inside of me for over ten years. I’ve saved it on multiple different computers, flash drives, and printed PDFs. I feel it is now time to publish it.

I am sharing the introduction with you so that you will understand that I’ve been there and done that. I was the biggest scaredy cat when it came to talking to anyone! It didn’t matter if it was over the phone or in person. I wanted nothing to do with it!

My hope is that you too can stop self-sabotage, fear, and procrastination. It is one of the most freeing feelings that I know. Continue reading “No Longer A Secret ~ My Book Revealed”

Food Addictions And The Upcoming Eating Season

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco. All of these are known to be addictive. Have you ever considered that food can be as addictive as anChocolate candyy of the Big three?

Ponder this: Up until the holiday season started (for some people that starts on Halloween and for some Thanksgiving) you had been able to stick with your diets with reasonable ease. 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.

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…hmmmm, still tastes pretty good. Then, almost without thought, the rest of the plate 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?”

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 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 a 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.

As you go into the Eating Season remember that I Create My Life Today. Start each morning with that realization. Make a plan ~ decide what you are going to do before temptation comes knocking.

Peace & Love

Janna Lynn

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What to DO After the Vision Board

It has been my experience that my inner voice acts like a teenager when I’m not focusing on achieving my goals.

You have heard the phrases, “Out of sight ~ Out of mind” and “When the cats away the mice will play” haven’t you?

Usually, that or something similar is thought by teenagers when their parents leave for vacation. Time to party and do a bunch of crazy stuff. beer-414914_640

It has been my experience that my inner voice acts like a teenager when I’m not focusing on achieving my goals. 

If I’m on a diet my inner voice starts insisting that I eat some ice cream or chips & dip.

If I neglect practicing how to do social media, creating affiliate links, and sourcing physical products my inner voice tells me that it can wait until tomorrow (and we know tomorrow never comes ~ because tomorrow will be today).

All of this brings me to the real topic of this post…

Vision Boards & REPETITION

Vision boards. I love both the digital & physical versions of vision boards. A vision board inspires me to dream of the things that I am want to do, be, and have.

I spend time getting in touch with how I want my perfect day/year/life to be. I really do get into the feeling of having it now. My heart sings and I feel that I can literally do anything I choose.

The problem with my vision board is…

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