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Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary

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I have had some experience with affermations. I never thought about using them dealing with diet and exercise. I think this is a very good idea. I like the idea of writing about what is behind whi I did or did not do something. I will read the rest of it and work and impliment this into my daily habits. I have enjoyed this so far. Thank you . Report
I often find myself in situations that I feel I have completely no control over. My husband has frequently pointed out that I do have control, but I seem to have no way of understanding how. This article has really made me ponder how I make my decisions, and, whether this has even filtered through into my eating patterns. I'm going to follow his advice and write down what has happened to cause me to do something I didn't want to do and see what I find. I'm so tired of living my life this way. Report
This is such a simple concept that it has completely escaped me. I am looking forward to completing all 10 steps and applying them, starting right now. Report
Love, love, LOVE this writing solution for persistent problem areas! I can apply this to all sorts of life areas :-0 Report
Wow! I just stumbled onto the Mind over Body series, pretty much by chance, and it's great! Thank you Dean, I love your articles :-) Report
"I" have never thought of this and I believe this concept is just what I needed right now. I read your bio and I am impressed. You decided to change and did it. I know that is what I need to do. I have a lot of health issues and I have become overweight because of those problems in addition to poor diet and lack of exercise. I had to quit my job this spring because of my health and now I want to change what I can. I've just started (with earnest) and progress is slow but I'm doing it. Thank you for that gentle push in the right direction. Report
All of Deans Articles have helped me so much. Thank you Dean! You have helped the people here more than you know. Report
Wow! What a great article! I feel empowered! Thank you! Report
This is a great article, and this principle applies to so many things in life! When we speak in "I" statements, we take responsibility for ourselves, and we take our power back from the Universe. We are strongest when we stand on our own two feet.

I have started to look at some of my obstacles in this way. I think that journaling my thoughts will be very helpful.

Jen M. Report
I too have always put everyone first, and hen I don't pay attention to what I put in my mouth. So the 90 lb overweight woman says. I did though decide I needed to work on sleepthis last week, but I paid attention to nothing else. So, sleeping in on the morning so I didn't make time for exercise or food planning made a 5 lb gain. So here I am , trying to figure out how to norish my body, mind and soul the right way all at the same time... Report
I have always put everyone else first. The last few years I have tried to reverse that, but it is not easy to do at the age of 75 with nearly 57 years of marriage. I needed this article and will try to remember how important the "I" is. Thanks for the reminder. Report
I think I already do all of these things, but I have trouble implementing some of the solutions. Sometimes the problems feel to big for me to handle on my own or I feel too tired/lazy to do things like track my food or go for a walk. I have bipolar so that affects how I feel most days. Maybe I should consider changing my meds? Report
Thanks for this article Dean, I need to follow up with a lot of I statements and put I where it belongs. Being raised in the south = putting everyone else first. So starting today I will use I as many times as i remember. Thank you for helping me to know that I am responsible for me and I should come first sometimes!!!!!!!!!!!! Report
This is a really great article!!! I need to be responsible for me!! Report
Long ago, I read a book that gave two principles that have guided my life.
1) Self-Responsibility - I am 100% responsible for my thoughts and actions (So is everyone else for their own thoughts and actions). I can always choose again.

2) Loving Allowance (Compassion). This is choosing to see that everyone is always doing the best they know at any given moment. If they knew better, they would do better. It might give me a charge to get fired up and blame someone or something, but it is easier on me if I don't. This loving allowance extends to me, too.


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