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

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.

Continue reading “Could Something So Simple As Repetition Change Your Life?”

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”

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…

Continue reading “What to DO After the Vision Board”

Stuck in The Mud – But Not Off The Wagon

I decided instead that I AM THE WAGON moving steadily forward.

Reaching Your Goals Using R & R

You can cut, glue, and, paste all kinds of wonderful pictures to a piece of tag board but unless you take some kind of action you will end up with just a bunch of wishes hanging on your wall.

Aaaah good old R&R. I never seem to get enough of it.

But this post isn’t about the Rest & Relaxation type of R & R. It is about a cousin of sorts.

I’m talking about Remind & Repetition. That is how I’m working on achieving my goals.

Neuroscience (don’t worry I’m not going scientist on you) says that in order to create a new habit you need to frequently remind yourself of what you want.

Making a vision board is the first step to creating your future reality. You have to actually spend time thinking about what you really want. Then you capture those ideas on either a physical or digital (or both) vision board. That board is then placed so you can see it several times a day.

Making dream boards or vision boards are inspiring, motivational, and dang it…just kinda fun. Continue reading “Reaching Your Goals Using R & R”

You vs. Inner Voice or Who Is In Charge Here Anyway?

Stop self-sabotaging your weight loss goals. Stop arguing with your inner voice. Stop the endless You vs. Skin Suit fight.

Are you tired of self-sabotaging your weight loss goals? Are you tired of arguing with yourself? Are you sick and tired of the same old weight loss advice? Low calorie, low carb, points, protein shakes, etc.

The truth is that you will lose weight by following the rules of any one of the plans that you choose.

Did you catch that? Following the rules? Why is it so hard to follow the rules? Why do you feel such strong resistance to change? You want one thing but your Skin Suit wants something else.

baby-155178_640 (1) Resistance: A good example of recognizing Skin Suit’s voice: You have (once again) puchased the newest diet plan and have decided that this is finally the one.  You are determined to follow the diet guidelines exactly.

Off you go for the day full of determination. You no sooner get to work and someone mentions that there are donuts in the break room. Your Skin Suit starts nagging on you that you should really go get one before the good ones are all gone. You are determined to follow your diet. Your Skin Suit starts acting like a naughty toddler in the candy aisle at the grocery store. You can actually feel the temper tantrum going on in your brain!

Continue reading “You vs. Inner Voice or Who Is In Charge Here Anyway?”