But I’m not Thankful!

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in ALL Posts, Blog, Inspiration, Your Subconscious | 0 comments

But I’m not Thankful!


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It’s that’s holiday again!
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The family gathers.

The dog waits for scraps.
The neighbors show up with mashed potatoes.
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Then you get asked that dreaded question:
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And what are you thankful for?

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Well – to tell the truth – you aren’t thankful for much these days.
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Life has thrown you curve balls and you just don’t even want to talk about it.
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With all the folks gathered around the table you simply wish you could admit it:
You’re not actually thankful!!
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You simply wish you could say, “No, thanks to Thankfulness.”

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Trust me – I get it!
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Life has thrown me some curve balls too.
So much so that it’s a miracle I survived.
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I understand why saying NO to THANKS is very tempting.
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Allow me to offer a different point of view however.
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What if saying YES to THANKS – actually takes away the control your circumstances have over you?
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What if saying YES to THANKS puts you in front of the sound board and gives you the opportunity to re-balance your life?
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If that were true – would Thankfulness be worth your effort?
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I decided that it was true.
I decided that it was worth it.
My decisions changed my life.
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Here’s the science behind it:
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When you think a negative thought (no matter how tiny) your brain releases cortisol.
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If enough cortisol is released – it actually kills neurons!!
I saw it happen.
It actually explodes!!!
CRAZY!!!
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When this cortisol is released your brain shuts down.

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You lose access to your motivation, awareness, and your ability to logically think and move yourself forward.

 

If, however, you think a positive grateful thought (even if it’s just an imagination or a dream) then dopamine is released.
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Dopamine is happy juice. Your brain likes that.
When dopamine is released you nourish your brain.
Your motivational centers light up.
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You are able to make logical, empowering, forward moving decisions.
Suddenly – you are no longer stuck!

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How do you feel about the possibility of no longer being stuck?
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I personally like that option.
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I’m ready to move forward.
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I’m ready to change my life.

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How about you?

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Are you’re ready to create your life and take back the controls of your circumstances?
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Your starting block is this:
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Find 3 things for which you can truly be grateful – even if it’s as small as :
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“I enjoyed that grape that I just ate.”
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I actually did just eat a grape and did enjoy it.
See – it works just like that.  :=)
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This sends dopamine to your brain.

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Even if you don’t really like the let’s-all-be-thankful-holiday, you can still find a way to say YES to THANKS.

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It’ll change your brain chemistry.
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It’ll change your life.
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