How to Use Gratitude for Weight Loss

Your Gratitude Guidelines

  1. Before you get out of bed in the mornings, get your head on straight by not thinking of all that you have to do, but of how you want to feel during the day. Set the thinking into motion (which triggers the feelings, which in turn trigger the experiences. It’s all interconnected!) Say to yourself, or out loud, or write it on a notepad how you want to feel during the day. Give yourself three positive feelings. It may be fulfilled… joyful… vibrant.
  2. Next, think of three things you are grateful for. It could be ANYTHING! The air you breathe, the warmth of the sun you will feel on your skin, the smile on your child’s face, the amazing day that is before you… and feel those emotions as you think, say or write them down. FEEL it. Let it wash over you. Soak it up, baby.
  3. Lastly, list three things you’re going to accomplish today that are going to set you on the path to losing weight. It could be cooking dinner at home. Setting the timer on your phone so that during the day you can be reminded of how you want to feel today, and sit for 1 minute after a reminder dings so you can refocus your attention to those emotions. Commit to changing a negative thought into a positive one when one arises. Use gratitude to change your emotional state when you’re feeling a moment of depression coming on.
    Keep these things focusing on the positives though, don’t list three things you don’t want to happen. Keep the energy flowing toward the good!

When your mindset shifts and you become grateful and laser-focused, you are riding the path to a higher level of living, of appreciation, and of happiness.

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