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”

What to DO After the Vision Board #2

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”

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”

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.

Are you finally ready to change? You can you know… Continue reading “How to Stop Procrastination, Fear, and Self-Sabotage”

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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Putting the pieces in place to create a life

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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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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”