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8/9/19 8:57 P

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emoticon I do actually have a gratitude journal that I write in daily Just an A4 exercise book I decorated the front cover.

I try to add 3 things I'm grateful for daily. Like you said OOLALA53 it's important to pick a specific instance when you do it, not general things and this is so true.

emoticon OHMEMEME emoticon for sharing that one. All very good information. I enjoyed it emoticon

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8/9/19 9:30 A

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Thanks for the share! I enjoyed the article. It reiterates many key concepts shared by other sources I’ve read. It helps me to keep rereading various versions. Below are the notes of main points that I took for myself. Perhaps it will assist someone who may be short on time... The article in its entirety is worth a full read.

Achieving Self Discipline - creating Good Habits
1. Gratitude - But most importantly, it helps to move us away from a state of lack and towards a state of abundance.
2. Forgiveness - When we spend a large portion of our days in a state of anger, regret, or guilt, we create more problems than we do solutions. Hate and anger consumes far more energy than love and forgiveness. When we forgive, we learn to let go of certain things.
3. Meditation - Meditation helps to put our minds at ease. It provides us with a spiritual centeredness that acts as an avenue of growth. When we meditate, we cancel out the noise, so to speak, and realize that we’re just one of very many connected beings in this universe. Meditation is about aligning our physical bodies with our spiritual or astral bodies. When we can align the two, we can live a more focused life by not worrying about the common things that tend to weigh us down. It helps to lighten our load, so to speak.
4. Active Goal Setting - Active goal setting instills discipline because it gives us direction. It also helps us to avoid distractions by seeing just what needs to be done in a given day.
5. Eat Healthy - when we too heavily or eat processed food the body is using more energy to process that food, some of which is largely useless to us. Raw foods and fruits offer the biggest boost for energy because they require less energy to process and provide more energy for usage after the fact.
6. Sleep
7. Exercise - By instilling the keystone habit of exercise, not only can you become more disciplined, but you can improve your life in a number of ways. First, exercise reduces your levels of stress and pain by releasing endorphins and neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. Second, exercise improves health by increasing blood flow and oxygenation of the body’s cells, helping to fight off diseases and boost the immune system. And, of course, exercise increases our ability to focus on the task at hand, allowing us to lead a more disciplined life.
8. Organize
9. Time Management
10. Persistence - Persistence is that certain habit that helps us to not give up. Even when we do fail, it allows us to get back up again. Without the habit of persistence, self-discipline would be largely impossible.

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Perfectly appropriate. Those are some tall orders!

If I may, in a course I took a few yeas ago on well-being, they recommended the gratitude practice but said it was important to pick a specific instance when you do it, not general things. So instead of saying I am grateful for my children, you might be grateful for a phone call from a child or a memory of a great event with a child. Grateful for a particular tree in bloom rather than just grateful to have a garden or for nature. Etc. I need to practice this!

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I thought this article was worthy of sharing (hope that's okay if not tell me for future reference please)

How to Discipline Yourself With 10 Habits

www.wanderlustworker.com/how-to-disc
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line-yourself-with-10-habits/


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