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Followup on gratitude exercies
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rohvannyn posted:
I think the gratitude exercise I started is helping. My biggest problem is remembering to do it. On good days it helps me stay focused on the good things in my life, and on bad days it helps me refocus on those good things. I'm going to keep it up. It also makes kind of a nice little diary and lets me track the things that were most important to me in recent days. I've put it in my "healing fire" community, so I can access it from work and from home.
Roh

'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ
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dfromspencer responded:
Hi Roh,

That does sound wonderful? How did you find it, may i ask? Maybe i could use something like that myself?

I honestly hope this exercise helps you!!!

D.
LIVE LONG, LOVE WELL!!!
 
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rohvannyn replied to dfromspencer's response:
Other people had suggested it before but when Dr. Leslie suggested it a month or so ago I took it to heart. Sometimes it just takes a trusted, knoweledgeable person to poke you in the butt enough to do the stuff you knew you were supposed to be doing in the first place.

The exercise is simple - write down three things you are grateful for, every day. Even if you are in a really bad mode and it's absolutely trivial. Simple, easy, and important.
Roh

'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ
 
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Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD replied to rohvannyn's response:
Roh, I'm so glad that you are finding it helpful and that you've shared this with us. How long have you been doing it for? Has your experience changed as you've gone along? (e.g. Has it gotten easier? Have you been more aware of your gratitude during the days?)

Keep in mind: Just like with physical exercise, the more consistent you are with doing it, the more "strength" you'll develop in this area.
 
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rohvannyn replied to Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD's response:
I started abouit two months ago and am still working on doing it every day. I think I have been a little more positive since I started, though I'm sure I would get better results with more consistency. That is so true about habit building "strength!"
Roh

'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ
 
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Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD replied to rohvannyn's response:
Keep up the good work, and please continue to let us know how it goes.

This exercise is often not enough by itself to turn people's lives around, but it's clear from your other posts that you are working to get emotionally healthier in many different ways. Again, keep up the good work!
 
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dfromspencer replied to rohvannyn's response:
Hi Roh,

Hey, i am with the doctor on that! Keep up the good work! Kudos on the two month anniversary!!!

You deserve to be happy, Roh! Don't forget that!

D.
LIVE LONG, LOVE WELL!!!


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