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Empower success with these 3 little words!

Want to feel empowered not deprived; change 3 little words and affirm your will power.

Switch from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I don’t’.

Sounds too simple to make much of a difference, but there is research to back it up!

According to James Clear words can make us feel like a victim or empower us.

He states the phrase, ‘I can’t’ indicates, “you’re forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do”.

It also sounds like the power is some one else’s

and that we have no control.

The diet mentality says, “I can’t have that.  It’s not on my diet plan.”

‘I don’t’ puts the power and control in our hands. It’s a decision that we have already made before the temptation comes.

 

A recent study concluded that when participants used the words ‘I don’t’ they made better choices and were able to keep up the healthy lifestyle.

 

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Let’s try it out in a few tempting scenarios.

GROCERY STORE

‘I don’t’ buy potato chips. I don’t have them in my house to tempt me’.

RESTAURANT

‘I don’t’ order French fries; they aren’t worth all those calories. I don’t order dessert unless I share it with a friend’.

FRIEND’S HOME FOR DINNER

‘I don’t’ overeat; I try a small bit of everything. I hate that over full feeling’.

BIRTHDAY PARTY

‘I don’t’ eat big pieces of cake. I’m satisfied with a small piece’.

YOUR OWN KITCHEN

‘I don’t’ eat as I cook. I don’t eat late at night’.

EXERCISE TIME

‘I don’t’ miss my daily walk. I always find a way to fit it in’.

QUIET TIME

‘I don’t’ miss my Bible reading and prayer time, that time is always worth it.

TODAY’S little STEP: Substitute ‘I don’t’ for ‘I can’t’! Be empowered before the temptation hits!

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Crush negative self talk and win!

“I’ve tried to lose weight before and I always fail”. Is this the running dialogue going on in your mind right now?

Don’t listen to those lies girlfriend!

Replace those nasty statements with the truth!

Here in Ontario, Canada in the winter we have several feet of snow! I watch my neighbour who chooses not to shovel his driveway.

He drives in and packs the snow under his tires. Eventually he can only drive in the ruts.

However, when the temperature warms up the snow softens. I hear the revving engine and the spinning tires.

He’s stuck in those ruts he made.

 

car stuck in snow

Just like my neighbour we can get stuck.

We think the same thoughts over and over again.

We start to believe those thoughts are true.

We get stuck in thought ruts.

“Your brain is programmed for the most dominate thought to win,” says Danna Demetre.

When we think negative statements continually they impact us. Eventually our feelings and our actions follow these thoughts.

If you feel fat and frumpy it’s because you believe the lie that you are thinking and telling yourself.

So what can you do about this nasty self-talk?

 

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This new thought process is Biblically sound. The Bible says, “ take every thought captive to obey Christ”. 2 Corinthians 10:5.  

God knows the power our mind has over us and He regularly cautions us to check our thoughts.

It’s time to identify the lies and replace them with the truth.

To help you get started I have written a healthy self-talk statement to repeat throughout your day.

This repetition will change your thinking, your feelings and eventually your actions.

TODAY’S little STEP: Start to identify the unhealthy self-talk that is going on in your thoughts. Replace those thoughts with this healthy self-talk statement. Repeat it out loud, throughout your day.

‘I am a beautiful, beloved daughter of the King. I make small changes to be healthy. Every little step makes a difference. Taking care of me is important.’

Author and speaker Danna Demetre impacts my health journey. I highly recommend her books and programs. http://www.dannademetre.com

If you have found this helpful please share it with your friends.

 

3 Magic words that empower success

Want to feel empowered not deprived; change 3 little words and affirm your will power.

Switch from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I don’t’.

Sounds too simple to make much of a difference, but there is research to back it up!

According to James Clear words can make us feel like a victim or empower us.

He states the phrase, ‘I can’t’ indicates, “you’re forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do”.

It also sounds like the power is some one else’s and that we have no control.

‘I don’t’ puts the power and control in our hands. It’s a decision that we have already made before the temptation comes.

 

A recent study concluded that when participants used the words ‘I don’t’ they made better choices and were able to keep up the healthy lifestyle.

 

summer-deals

Let’s try it out in a few tempting scenarios.

GROCERY STORE

‘I don’t’ buy potato chips. I don’t have them in my house to tempt me’.

RESTAURANT

‘I don’t’ order French fries; they aren’t worth all those calories. I don’t order dessert unless I share it with a friend’.

FRIEND’S HOME FOR DINNER

‘I don’t’ overeat; I try a small bit of everything. I hate that over full feeling’.

BIRTHDAY PARTY

‘I don’t’ eat big pieces of cake. I’m satisfied with a small piece’.

YOUR OWN KITCHEN

‘I don’t’ eat as I cook. I don’t eat late at night’.

EXERCISE TIME

‘I don’t’ miss my daily walk. I always find a way to fit it in’.

QUIET TIME

‘I don’t’ miss my Bible reading and prayer time, that time is always worth it.

TODAY’S little STEP: Substitute ‘I don’t’ for ‘I can’t’! Be empowered before the temptation hits!

Please sign up to receive my posts through email. I want to empower, equip and encourage  you to keep climbing the Mountain of Health and Well-being one little step at a time!

If this has encouraged you please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.

Your comments make my day!

 

CHANGE YOUR MIND IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

“I’ve tried to lose weight before and I always fail. I can’t exercise. I have no time for me. I’m just going to be fat and frumpy forever”. Is this the running dialogue going on in your mind right now? Don’t listen to those lies girlfriend! Replace those nasty statements with the truth!

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Here in Ontario, Canada in the winter we have several feet of snow! I watch my neighbour who chooses not to shovel his driveway. He drives in and packs the snow under his tires. Eventually he can only drive in the ruts. However, when the temperature warms up the snow softens. I hear the revving engine and the spinning tires.

He’s stuck in those ruts he made.

car stuck in snow

Just like my neighbour we can get stuck. We think the same thoughts over and over again. We start to believe those thoughts are true. We get stuck in thought ruts.

“Your brain is programmed for the most dominate thought to win,” says Danna Demetre. When we think negative statements continually they impact us. Eventually our feelings and our actions follow these thoughts.

If you feel fat and frumpy it’s because you believe the lie that you are thinking and telling yourself. So what can you do about this nasty self-talk?

It’s time to replace those old thoughts with truth.

Danna says, “ to feel, or act differently, we must purposely think new thoughts and take new action.”

This new thought process is Biblically sound.

The Bible says, “ take every thought captive to obey Christ”. 2 Corinthians 10:5.   God knows the power our mind has over us and He regularly cautions us to check our thoughts.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”. Philippians 4:8

The very first thing God tells us to think about is truth!

God knows the struggles we have with our thought processes.

It’s time to identify the lies and write out truth statements.

To help you get started I have written a healthy self-talk statement to repeat throughout your day. This repetition will change your thinking, your feelings and eventually your actions.

Today’s little step: Start to identify the unhealthy self-talk that is going on in your thoughts. Replace those thoughts with this healthy self-talk statement. Repeat it out loud, throughout your day.

I am a beautiful, beloved daughter of the King. I am making small changes to be healthy. Every little step does make a difference. Taking care of me is important.

Author and speaker Danna Demetre impacts my health journey. I highly recommend her books and programs. http://www.dannademetre.com

If you have found this helpful please share it with your friends.