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Motivational Monday: Attitude and Gratitude

I saw a post on She’s Losing It about ways to get into better shape now and one of her tips was to keep a Gratitude Journal. From Wiki:

A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives. In a 2005 study concerning gratitude, participants were randomly assigned to one of six therapeutic intervention conditions designed to improve the participant’s overall quality of life (Seligman et al., 2005).Out of the six conditions, the longest lasting effects were caused by the act of writing “gratitude journals” where participants were asked to write down three things they were grateful for every day. These participants’ happiness scores also increased and continued to increase each time they were tested periodically after the experiment; the greatest benefits were usually found to occur around six months after treatment began. This exercise was so successful that although participants were only asked to continue the journal for a week, many participants continued to keep the journal long after the study was over.

I think it’s a great tip. I have been feeling a little depressed and sad, and fat (LOL) so I am devoting a few minutes each night to write down the things I’m grateful for. I keep track of it in my spiritual journal (it’s my journal that I do my bible studies, prayers, inspirational quotes and all things positive in). I hate that I forget, but I know things could always be worse and I am a very lucky person.

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Motivational Monday: Super Soul

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I really love Super Soul Sundays on the Channel OWN. It’s really amazing the stories people have on their journey to peace and spirituality. With that being said, there is a segment where people show you their “space”: the place that they feel most at peace.

I am working on doing that this week. When I finish organizing my room and getting all my crap situated, I will work on making it a space that I feel good and unstressed in.

Please send me your ideas on ways I can do that. I would so appreciate it! Feel free to comment!

All Pack And Ready

I just finished packing for my thanksgiving trip. I am going home with one of my good friends to celebrate with him and his family. My family doesn’t really get along and isn’t into the holidays, so it feels good to have somewhere to go anyway.

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My roommate will be here so my puppy is staying here with her (sniff sniff).

20121121-125708.jpg My closet looks atrocious but I don’t care, I’ll deal with it next week lol. The only things I have left to do is my toes, and instruct my roommate on how to feed my dog Jade. I have to work today 3-9:30 so I have to get everything out the way now because I know I won’t do most of it after work.

20121121-130121.jpg I did my cardio this morning during my walk with my dog. I’m going to do my strength workout tonight after the gym closes before I head home and get it out the way. I know I’m going to probably gain 5 pounds this week so I’m trying to prepare in advance lol.

I really hope you all have a wonderful holiday with the people you care about! Cheers!