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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Self-Sabotage and the Eating Season

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 anSelf-sabotagey 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

Janna Lynn

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Putting the pieces in place to create a life

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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.

►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

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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Promises to Myself and Self-Sabotage

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”

How to Stop Procrastination, Fear, and Self-Sabotage

By creating and assigning a face and a personality to procrastination, fear, and self-sabotage you can consciously determine what your subconscious – your Inner Critic is doing to stop you from achieving your goals.

This post is for you if have goals, dreams, and aspirations in your life but you can never seem to follow through … something stops you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is also for you if you know you have a problem with procrastination, fear, and self-sabotage.

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