Just a little review of your main tools & when you want to pull them out.
All right. So, in this video, what I want to do is I just want to remind you of where it is that you’ve started. At this point, I have taught you everything that I know. And that may feel very overwhelming to you.
But what I want to do in this video is I just want to share some of the resources that you have, that you’re going to need going forward. And so, I think that what will happen is when we graduate from a program, we think that, okay, we’re done. We don’t have to do any more work.
But the truth is, that all of the tools that I’ve taught you through this program, you’re going to need going forward. And so, what’s going to happen is you’re going to stumble a little bit. It’s expected. And it’s 100% okay.
Now, when you stumble, I just want you to be aware that you have these tools available for you. So, I just want to go through them a little bit. The first tool that I want to remind you of is the eight basic habits that healthy people do. It’s the foundation of health.
And so, if you get off track, if you get to a point where you’re eating starts to get a little a bit out of control. Maybe you’re traveling a lot. Maybe you’ve been on vacation. Maybe you’ve had family or people visiting where your normal routines have been disrupted. All you have to do is go back to the eight basic habits.
Focus on your water, focus on your vegetables, focus on your movements, your sleep. Managing your stress through the model and limiting your treats and focusing on your eating. Okay. Your hunger levels. So, that’s the first thing.
The second thing I want to share with you is that you always have your body scans. It’s something that we haven’t really talked about a lot since I introduced it at the beginning of the program. But learning how to do the body scans, learning how to tune into your body is one of the most crucial skills that you’ve learned within this program.
Being able to distinguish between physical hunger, and emotional hunger, and cravings. And really being able to honor your physical hunger, eating when you’re hungry, stopping when you’ve had just enough and not eating too much. And then, making the conscious decision of whether you are going to eat. Even though, you’re not hungry and you have a craving or eat and you’re not hungry but you’re having an emotional response.
And again, those things aren’t necessarily bad. We just don’t want to go unconscious with them. Which brings me to the next tool, the model, the thought downloads. These are going to be crucial for you in going through and managing your stress going forward.
One of the main reasons that I brought this tool into my practice is because all the other areas of our lives, our relationships, our work experience. How we think about ourselves, how we think about our children, how we think about our circumstances, completely influences our ability to take care of ourselves.
How we think about our circumstances, completely influences how we manage our stress and what we do in response to that stress. When I have so much going on in my head because my brain is spinning and going on loops, and I can’t possibly even think about making myself something healthy for lunch. And so, I just run out and order something or I eat a hot pocket or something like that, that’s quick and easy, but isn’t healthy for me.
Our ability to cut through that and still focus on ourselves is going to be the key to your success. The more you can get in touch with your own thoughts and be able to process them and understand like, am I coming from a clean place when I’m thinking about this problem?
And so, the more that we can focus on our problems and having a better perspective around them, the more we’re going to be able to manage our stress. And so, the better you’re going to get at understanding your own thoughts and the way that we do that is through thought downloads. Right?
And then, picking out one or two thoughts from those thought downloads that we decide really aren’t serving us or we want to explore how is that thought impacting my results. And then, do a model on that. Then, we can actually see how our thoughts create our results.
And then, of course, you have this program for you where you can go through all of these videos at any point and delve deeper into them. And then, the last thing is you have the podcast. The podcast I’m going to keep producing episodes.
And so, the more you listen to that, the more that you keep your brain trained in positivity and focused on the right things. Instead of letting your emotional brain takeover and go towards the negative, the better off you’re going to be. All right?
So, those are some of the tools that you are walking away from this program with. Tools that you didn’t have six months ago. These tools can change your life. I know because I’ve seen you progress, and it’s been amazing. So, good luck and I’ll see you in the next video.