Wed, 27 April 2016
Welcome my Clan of the Crave Bears! I know your life is incredibly busy, so it means so much that you are spending this time with me.
Today we are going to be talking about Katie Dalebout’s new book, Let It Out - A Journal Through Journaling. One of the things we have talked so much about is a gratitude practice. Having a gratitude practice is a strength and it allows you to open up your mind to hope, positive thoughts, and learning.
Although I believe in a gratitude practice and I even have a gratitude jar in my kitchen, I know that there can be a downside to gratitude. Negativity bias is something we will talk about and how it can actually benefit us in some ways, but it can also rule us. A gratitude practice can counteract your negativity bias.
Gratitude is not a panacea - it’s not a cure all. We don’t want to overdose on gratitude. Writing down 10 gratitudes a day might make you feel like you failed if you can’t come up with 10. There is no such thing as “more is better” in the gratitude department. So, set realistic goals for your gratitude.
You may not realize that you can also fail to recognize your own role in your success. Thanking everyone else, while downplaying your own contribution isn’t great for your self-esteem. So pick one day and time each week that you will journal your gratitude. Write down 3 things you are grateful for, AND write down YOUR contribution to that success. It isn’t luck, and it isn’t being in the right place at the right time. Recognize your own awesomeness!
Katie Dalebout is an author, coach and podcaster and she has a lot of insight into self-acceptance and journaling. She's here to share all the benefits of journaling!
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/85
Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_with_Katie_Dalebout_mixdown.mp3
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