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"Gratitude means you stop focusing on what you don't have and start focusing on what you do have. It is one of the most positive emotions that we have. You will be utterly amazed at how simply shifting your attitude from complaining to expressing gratitude can fulfill you" ~ Terri Savelle Foy
Points to Ponder:
00:23 The Key is Action
00:41 Power of your Words
01:32 Easy to Justify, and it's Easy to Blame
02:31 Believing What you Want
03:05 The Remember Wall
03:58 24 Hour Action Step
04:06 Launch the Attitude of Gratitude
05:43 Power of Writing Things down in Journaling
06:40 Our 2021 Remember Wall
07:10 Remember Things That We Are Blessed With
08:32 Remind Yourself of How Great You Felt
10:06 Mindset is important for your Health Journey
10:41 Action Step: Set Aside Time to Journal Your Gratitude
Full Episode Transcript
Hey good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie. We're going to dive into the book. We talked about gratitude, and we're going to continue talking about gratitude. But we're also going to talk about "Never Forgetting"... What does that mean? I'm going to show you my remember wall, and I'm going to walk you through something that truly could help you on your health journey, if you take action. The key is action. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? We are in the middle of chapter seven, and we're going to finish chapter seven today. Yesterday, we talked about the power of your words and being thankful. We talked about if you "Complain, you Remain". That's what we're diving into, if you're following along, we are on page eighty seven (p.87).
I would love to know, How are you liking the book? Are you putting it into action? Alright! So if you complain, you remain, so we're not going to complain.
"What does this have to do with Keto?" Everything! Because if your mindset isn't right, then you're not going to probably take your health and fitness, or how you're feeling very seriously.
I'm sure many of you can see that. If you get up and you're grumbling, complaining, you're late, and you're crabby, you tend to not make the best decisions for that day. It's easy to justify, and it's easy to blame. It's easy to just say "I'll start tomorrow" or "I'm going to do whatever I want"... And so to to finish off chapter seven, we're on page eighty seven if you're following along, she tells a lot of stories. She tells a story of something that happened to her in her life.
And she could have easily complained she could have sued the school, she could have done a lot of different things. But instead, she said "You know what, I'm going to believe that it's going to come back to me". She's like "I'm going to speak it, I'm going to receive it, I'm going to be grateful and I'm going to be prayerful"...
And she saw what she lost come back seven fold. The book is incredible, because it gives you action steps on "What does this mean to be thankful?", "What does it mean to speak things into existence?"... Meaning? Instead of griping about the fifty pounds, you can be thankful where you are at today and say "I'm going to lose this", "I'm healthy and strong"... Believing what you want, writing it down, putting it on your vision board, and then taking action and going after it. So the last bit of this chapter talks about gratitude, journaling and not forgetting. This is something they talk about in the "Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod. The book that we did earlier this summer, it has the same concept.
If you are journaling, writing things down, if you have a vision board and if you're going to go after what you want, it's important to keep it in front of you. Also journal, and I'm going to show you something that we have in our home. We call it "The Remember Wall", and you might be asking "What does that mean?", "What is a remember wall?"...
First of all, she talks about being grateful and actually writing it down. She said "Gratitude means you stop focusing on what you don't have and start focusing on what you do have. It is one of the most positive emotions that we have"... What do you have? What is around you? What do you feel thankful for? And not just I'm thankful for my bed, or I'm thankful for the sun. What are you really thankful for? She says "It's a very vital key, and you must feel it"... So what she does is she walks you through things in general. Okay, so she's giving you a 24 hour action step in this last bit of the chapter.
She says "In order to launch the attitude of gratitude, in order to be thankful, I want you to embark on a full day of expressing your heartfelt gratitude for everything. This also means no complaining whatsoever. Do not complain if you wake up late, do not complain about the weather, the traffic, bad hair day, people, the gas prices, food prices, the frequency of red lights, barking dogs, your coworker in your office, a baby crying all night, and so on and so forth, stop complaining".
And she says "What you're going to do is for an entire day, you're going to start saying Thank you Lord, for everything that I have. The moment your eyes open, throughout your entire day. You will be utterly amazed at how simply shifting your attitude from complaining to expressing gratitude can fulfill you. You can feel absolute relief from stress and anxiety. Appearance of blessings, an atmosphere of peace, the presence of God, strengthen your body and realization of your dreams".
If you can switch your focus and switch your complaining into an attitude of gratitude. Instead of going "I'm so angry that my baby was crying all night", you can say "I'm thankful that I have a baby". Instead of "I'm so angry that I got up late and now I'm late for work", say "I'm thankful that I have a job". Just different things like "I'm so angry for this bad hair day", say "I'm thankful that I have hair"... So at the very end of the chapter, she talks about the power of writing things down in journaling. "Why is it so important that you write down what you're grateful for? Keeping an attitude of gratitude journal, positions you to naturally start looking for things to be appreciative for"...
I'm going to tell you something, how often do you go throughout your day like you're super thankful for things and then all of a sudden, one bad thing happens, and you forget about all the good. Or let's say an entire month, let's say you go through this month, and you've got little blessings here, and little things you're thankful for there. And then one bad thing happens, and then you forget about all the other things. I'm going to tie this to your health and fitness. You might have had a really great week like you've prepped your food, you feel great and you went to the gym. Here's what I want you to do, I'm going to show you something really quick. So we have something called a Remember Wall. If you look behind me, it's 2021 Remember wall. It's broken down into months. So I don't often always remember this, but my goal is on that little board that is on the backside of our door that goes to our room.
I want to remember things that we are blessed with and that we're thankful for, for the entire year. So right now, on September, I'm thankful for our daughter's healing over her ankle. I know there's more blessings than that, and I'm thankful for the dirt that we are having delivered outside of our home.
The reason I'm telling you this is because it's actually super powerful. When you look at that wall, you can look at all of the things that we were blessed with throughout the entire year. So that when we have a bad day or a bad week, we can go back and we can say "Nope! We are blessed! I am thankful"... Let me give you an example, your health and fitness journey. Maybe you've had a great week, and then maybe you slip up. But if you had a journal that you simply kept on your kitchen counter. And you wrote there "I made a great decision today for breakfast", "I didn't go out to eat today", "I actually prepped my lunch", "I'm down two pounds". "Today I felt really healthy and strong, I've got to go play basketball with my son, which I've never done that before". "I picked up my grandchild without hurting when I bent down" or "I actually felt really focused as I was teaching my kids today because I'm feeding my body right"...
What if you journaled how you felt throughout the day? So that when you have a bad day or you have a slip up, you don't just throw your hands up in the air and you say "This is never going to work". Because you actually remind yourself of how great you felt the last week.
The things that happened that are bad, like wrong choices or things that you don't feel like you want to happen, will overpower your gratitude and the things you're thankful for, if you don't write it down because you'll forget.
So this will hugely help you on your health and fitness journey, but you have to decide. "Am I going to remember?", "Am I going to write it down?", "Am I going to be grateful and thankful?"... If you're on a phone right now, you have technology and you have the internet. You have a phone so you get to tune in and you get to do a lot of thing. You should just be thankful for that. But if you can simply take a moment and for the rest of the year, make yourself a journal or a remember wall. You can do it just for your health and fitness, or you can do it for your whole life so your family can be included.
What are you thankful for? Write it down so that when you have a bad day, you can go back to it and say "No! I am blessed and highly favored". It doesn't it doesn't mean one slip up wrecks everything "No! I'm super thankful for all the things that I've been blessed with"... Attitude of Gratitude! "I'm not going to let this one hurdle wreck everything that I've done, everything that I've accomplished, or everything that I've been going after. I'm not going to do it"... Mindset, this is so important for your health journey. Whether you believe it or not, it is. And it will change your outcomes and help you get towards your goals. If you get your mindset right, you have an attitude of gratitude and you write things down. That's powerful! So here's the challenge to you... She talks about being grateful journaling the things you're thankful for, "I'm thankful for dogs, that bark a lot" Get it?
All right! Here's your action Step... Set aside time to journal your gratitude for the things that have happened and for what you are believing to happen in the future. Actually, she had two action steps. One of them was a 24 hour, go throughout your whole day without complaining. She said go throughout your whole day, no complaining. All you get to do is be thankful. Watch your words and see if you can do it instead of complaining. So you've got two action steps...
Try to go throughout the entire day today without complaining and grumbling, instead being thankful. And I would encourage you to start a journal or a little piece of paper somewhere in your home, that you can write the things that you were blessed with and that you're thankful for.
If you want it just to be your health and fitness, put on your fridge. So that every time you make a good choice, give yourself a star or do something to help you remember. That way when you have a little hurdle you can go back and say "I did really good here", "I'm not going to give up", "I'm going to keep going"...
Alright! I hope that was helpful. I hope you guys have an incredible day. This is the book we're going through, "Dream it. Pin it. Live it" by Terri Savelle Foy. We've got some more chapters and then we'll start diving into helping you create your vision board if you haven't already started. But if you started it, awesome! If you haven't, then just continue to write things down. What do you want on your vision board? What can you see yourself or maybe not see but believing for, for the next twelve to eighteen months. Write down at least ten things and we're going to put them on your board. I hope you're enjoying it. I hope you have an incredible day. Continue to tune into the page.
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