Elements of Health · List Grateful Things

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M_FLYNN has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 699 pts

What are YOU grateful for?

:) J_GORDON
about 5 years ago

You xoxo

about 5 years ago

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darentorres has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 403 pts

Have a journal and write down at least 5 things that makes you feel more happy every week and try to recall if you have achieved them over the weekend. This will help you see that there are more reasons to be contented and peaceful in what you have in life. Happiness comes for free for those who knows how to find them.

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

Not a bad idea!

over 5 years ago

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ceramicblue has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 2,780 pts

Hi! I just started this rule this month and I like it a lot, but I’d like to be able to see my grateful things over time and maybe pull them out to save them somewhere else.

Is there a way to do this? I’ve been clicking around, but feel like I’m missing something!

Thank you! :)

:) immlass
almost 6 years ago

You either need to list them in your daily review or use a third party app like 750 words.

:) ceramicblue
almost 6 years ago

Thanks! I wish there was a way to grab them from HM, as I’m already here every morning, but that makes sense.

almost 6 years ago

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emillea has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.empty.16 -62 · 1,475 pts

I am in a class right now where we must announce one thing we are grateful for every day at the start of class.

I am grateful for my health, despite having a cold. How about all of you?

I would love to hear it!

:) Nymphadora
over 6 years ago

I am grateful for being able to see things clearly once again (I broke my glasses last week and had to do without them for 6 days

:) Nymphadora
over 6 years ago

I am grateful for being able to see things clearly once again (I broke my glasses last week and had to do without them for 6 days

over 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 2,712 pts

List Grateful Things is a means to be positive. That’s why I’m posting this link here.

http://confessionsofaworrywart.com/2012/05/31/cognitive-therapy-lessons-learned/

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

That’s an interesting site. Thanks.

:) Bridget
almost 7 years ago

I did think it was interesting.
It was one of my task avoidance - activities on Saturday.

almost 7 years ago

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JLoren has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 4,201 pts

I would like to add something to counter act the occasional self loathing, not worthy message I get from inside my head. Any suggestions for a rule or list that is measurable? I seem to need more experience with the kind of rules I make for myself. I was looking for suggestions.

:) katja427
about 7 years ago

Good question! My self-loathing, not worthy messages are far more than occasional … :/. Have you thought about listening to tapes to sort of re-program those messages? Agreed, it’s hard to quantify. Hopefully, you’ll get some good suggestions.

:) agustafson
about 7 years ago

Maybe find an affirming meditation, and if you take the time to go through it, then you earn the points. Like a chakra cleansing… takes a while to go through all them colors. Seriously.

:) JLoren
about 7 years ago

OK, an affirming meditation it is.

:) katja427
about 7 years ago

I have Louise L. Hay: (1) Anger Releasing; and, (2) Forgiveness/Loving the Inner Child. Both purchased last year sometime and as yet unlistened to … :/ Lemme know if you’d like to borrow either.

:) JLoren
about 7 years ago

We could have tea in the garden and listen together? I need more of number 2. BTW. Good night.

:) katja427
about 7 years ago

We could try that if you like. But they’ll make me cry, I bet.

:) agustafson
about 7 years ago

Crying is okay. ♥

:) JLoren
about 7 years ago

Crying is great. I think some great female bonding is about to occur!

about 7 years ago

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DoRonRon has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 537 pts

I’m grateful for a talk I had with a chef at the Farmer’s Market last week who relayed that when making beef stock, she first roasts the bones in the oven such that the fat drips away and the collagen dehydrates. I sprinkled same with liberal amounts of sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and a handful of fresh thyme—-and le voila: a broth my adopted French grandmother would be proud to call her own. It is so good, so rich, I am struggling between drinking mugs of it on this cool, wet day, and using it to make an onion soup with shitake and oyster mushrooms. Guess I’ll do both. I have enough broth.

:) Paula Gregovich
about 7 years ago

Oh gosh, so yum!! I am inspired to make soup tonight!!

:) gowithGrace
about 7 years ago

Ron,
I’ve been using that roasting tecnique, pouring off the fat and then putting a couople of cups of water to lift the brown stuff off the pan. I put that with the bones in the stock water and it gives flavor and color. Then I through all kinds of odds and ends— from the veggie family. Beet greens gve a reddish tint to the stock and I’m imgining— lots of vitamins and minerals.

Paula, you were talking about soups. . .use this stock to make a very simple kale soup- literally the stock and a bunch of kale chopped p and thrown in for about 10-20 minutes. Poach an egg, put it in the bottom of the soup bowl, ladel the kale soup on top. This is so good I have it for breakfast some days. Enjoy!

:) Paula Gregovich
about 7 years ago

Oh my Gosh, mouth is watering! And it sounds SO healthy! I will have to try it :-) Thanks Guys and Gals!

about 7 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 5 · 2,853 pts

:) MaryAnn
over 7 years ago

Oh, yes, this is lovely!
Thanks for posting it, Bridget.

I knew about this from an on-line course.
How did you come across it?

:) Bridget
over 7 years ago

Link was in email from local yoga studio.

I thought of you when I read email. They are offering a “Make Your Own Vision Board” workshop. I’m too cheap of course.
When I read about you struggling with your magazines I thought:
If Mary Ann and I lived close we could clear off half a table at one of our homes and make our own vision boards.

And we would have frozen yogurt with Madagascar vanilla.

:) MaryAnn
over 7 years ago

Yeah, we could! And it would be fun!

That’s the kinda thing I’m thinking of, when I pore through the magazines and tear out photos. Then there’s what’s called ‘soul collage’… and regular collage… and decoupage… and it just keeps going!
Then there are illustrated mind maps…. it never ends!

See why I have to look through the magazines? :-D

If it were me, I’d go for that Vision-Board workshop.
Especially if you’re nearing a transition (like retirement), or if you have dreams, or want to dream . . .

(As for the workshop, I don’t think the materials are a big part of the cost in this kind of workshop. It will be some pieces of bristol board or foam board or the like, and some images somebody’s torn out of old magazines, or the pile of old magazines itself. The thing about a workshop is that you actually DO the thing that you’d never get around to doing on your own at home. And they give you some prompts or food for thought. But then again, I’m a bit of a workshop junkie. :-)

:) MaryAnn
over 7 years ago

Yeah, we’d have frozen yogurt with Madagascar vanilla!
And Ceylon cinnamon, if we wanted it.
And maybe a teensy weensy tiny drop of Bailey’s on it, too.

:) Bridget
over 7 years ago

oh, yes.

:) MaryAnn
over 7 years ago

So when are you coming up here then? :-D

over 7 years ago

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sarahbee has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 7 · 1,699 pts

What’s a good, positive way to say “don’t beat yourself up?”

How does one make that a measurable goal?

:) emitchell1980
over 7 years ago

I have been trying to write one thing I’m thankful for at the end of each day….maybe you could extend that to writing one thing you are happy with yourself for….that way even if you’re beating yourself up you get a little boost. =) Thanks for the fruit!

:) sarahbee
over 7 years ago

great idea! I’m in: 3 gratitudes and 3 descriptive positive feedbacks to self.

:) Asmodel
over 7 years ago

I second what Erin says. I do the rule where you list things you’re grateful for, but mostly I list all the good things I did that day. Eventually it gets you in the habit of viewing yourself through a positive perspective.

:) skeller11
over 7 years ago

Check for bruises before going to bed?

:) skeller11
over 7 years ago

Check for bruises before going to bed?

over 7 years ago

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Moonless_Night has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 7 · 1,217 pts

I’ve been meaning to start a gratitude journal since I read “Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier” by Robert Emmons.

Does anyone have experience/advice the could share on the topic?

How to make it a habit? Have you felt any positive effects? etc…

over 7 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 1 · 2,362 pts

I copied this from Tips file for this rule. It works.

Tori M
Well, it depends if you keep track of them in the “short note about your day” section. If that’s the case, you can go back and take a look at each individual day even after the month’s over. You would have to click on “your profile”, then “learn from this game” for whichever month, then click on a day from the top graph. To see your notes during a month, you just have to click on it from the top progress graph on your month’s main page.

Me again. I had to go back to August to find when I had this rule. As stated you click on “Learn From This Game”. Then click on a date on the graph.

Then you are back to copy and paste. But a least the note is there.

Very serendipitous that the random date I picked happened to be the last day of our summer adventure. I had written about my sunbrella making it through the security checks.
(Serendipitous b/c I just got an “Oh, Life” reminder of my post the day before the adventure began.)

I am not sure what to make of that.
I’m still leaning toward the paper journal.
Oh, Life is fun b/c it randomly reminds you of a previous post via email. For new post, just reply.
For now I am going to take it off the HM rules b/c I only want 4 rules.

:) jspad
over 7 years ago

I like the reminder idea… I use a service that emails me a couple of times a month with a few photos I took the previous year.

:) CynthiaR
over 7 years ago

To my surprise, I am leaning toward OhLife for this. I signed up yesterday to check it out, got the first prompt and finally got around to writing something just now. The simplicity (replying to the email vs visiting a web location and having to log on etc) surprised me.

As I next wanted to Play My Turn, there was the box for my Gratitude Rule and I could either cut and paste what I’d written or simply type (as I think Rachel said) ‘see OhLife entry’.

What I notice is that I typed more words and seemed to take more time to think about it and compose my Grateful List when I did it in the email (could be that it’s my habitual way to type things, it’s self-correcting and a font that I like?)

Normally, I just put brief thoughts in the HM box—frankly, I admit abashedly, sometimes it’s just to Get It Done—whereas this seemed a more thoughtful and reflective solution, which is what it’s all about.

:) CynthiaR
over 7 years ago

p.s. I’m rubbish with paper journals these days, Bridget. That would be my FIRST choice and I have a collection of beautiful ones, each with about three pages written in…and then abandoned. (sob) I admire anyone who can do that consistently. I do wish I still could!

:) jspad
over 7 years ago

I haven’t had much luck with paper journals either, though for the last month I have successfully used the muji chrononotebook (http://www.muji.us/store/chronotebook-am-pm-scheduler.html ) to keep daily notes about my time. Maybe I will use that for my gratitude list.

:) Asmodel
over 7 years ago

I’m another one who does this electronically. I use my livejournal, set the entry to private so only I can see it, and tag it with a designated tag I’ve chosen for these things. You could do a similar setup with any blog or microblogging service.

:) Asmodel
over 7 years ago

I’m another one who does this electronically. I use my livejournal, set the entry to private so only I can see it, and tag it with a designated tag I’ve chosen for these things. You could do a similar setup with any blog or microblogging service.

:) CynthiaR
over 7 years ago

I confess I have been rubbish with OhLife. I don’t know why. I am grateful, Bridget, for the info on retrieving the HM info; at the moment, that sems to be the closest thing I am doing to keeping a daily journal (though more long-winded than ‘tiny’ lol) and can only conclude that it’s more fun to be ‘writing to friends’ and tracking what I do back to me goals and aspirations. I will check out live journal, though, just for fun, too, Pennie.

over 7 years ago

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healthyrach has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 5 · 2,405 pts

So… how DOES one access their own archive of gratitude lists from this rule?

:) MaryAnn
over 7 years ago

I’d love to know, too.
I haven’t found a way.

:) EddFear
over 7 years ago

Cut and paste as you write them, apparently. Or have a photographic memory.

That’s something for the site to include in the next version, yes?

over 7 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 4 · 4,980 pts

:) CynthiaR
over 7 years ago

Oooh, saw this posted on another group and never got around to looking at it…now I have, thank you!!

over 7 years ago

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Otir has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 5,026 pts

Use your five senses to think of all you can be grateful for.

almost 8 years ago

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thegirlmaxtous has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.empty.16 0 · 2,460 pts

I didn’t realise that the ‘List Grateful Things’ rule required you to actually type them in here every day, I had a lovely new notepad to write them in before bed! Does anyone know if I can get round this at all? I guess I could just type in anything but I would prefer to just click yes/no for whether I did it. Also I can see my grateful list on my daily report page, can other people see what I’ve written too? That could be a bit embarrassing…

:) Kicktoria
about 8 years ago

When I had “track spending” as my rule for last month, it asked me what I spent my money on. I discovered, though, that you can just enter a few words and then it will register as accepted. So I’d just write “I spent money on stuff” or “I kept track of it elsewhere”, and it accepted it as that I’d tracked something. So, long story short, if you wrote “I listed grateful things elsewhere”, it should be okay.

:) alie
about 8 years ago

other people can’t see what you’ve written! (At least as far as I know, can someone else confirm this?)

If I were you, I’d just type in “I’m, grateful, for, my, new, grateful, notebook” every day :P

:) immlass
about 8 years ago

I’m glad I know about this because I considered “list grateful things” and I’d do it in my 750 words.

:) ocherdraco
about 8 years ago

You can just write:

la
la
la

in the box and it should count it. (Just don’t use that workaround to skip a day!)

about 8 years ago

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christydavidson has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,358 pts

It lost my list of grateful things for yesterday :( And is there somewhere where it’s keeping track of them that I can go back and see them? I can’t find my first set of grateful things either, although it at least shows up as being accomplished on my rules.

:) kristyrennt
about 8 years ago

That sucks.

about 8 years ago

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lizriz has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 2,439 pts

Seems like if you don’t take your turn for a day within 24 hours, you should automatically get dinged for not following this rule. Technically I listed six grateful things TODAY and missed a day yesterday! :)

:) peppersasen
over 8 years ago

i think Health Month is taking the reward approach rather than the punishment one. because you get 10 bonus points for taking your turn online. ;)

:) lizriz
about 8 years ago

:) It occurs to me that I could just not list grateful things on days I’m going back to… But of course I’m not going to not list grateful things!

over 8 years ago

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Brent has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 5 · 1,557 pts

What are you grateful for today?

:) vz_vz
over 8 years ago

grateful for having enough sleep.

:) davar
over 8 years ago

It is rainy and cold outside and I have a warm house.

:) smpa
over 8 years ago

It being well above freezing two days in a row!

:) lriG_rorriM
over 8 years ago

I’m always always always grateful for hot water. Today specifically I’m also grateful for all the music I can carry with me. The marvels of modern technology make me smile sometimes.

:) webgoddess
over 8 years ago

Ordering a new dress off the Internet in a size smaller than I normally get and having it actually fit.

:) JaneJaneJane
over 8 years ago

Being able to be genuinely happy even when I am sick and in pain. I can smile and mean it. And I am smiling right now.

:) ocherdraco
over 8 years ago

I’m grateful for all you folks. I was just feeling a bit frazzled, but checking in with Health Month made things feel better.

over 8 years ago

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davar has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,806 pts

I added a rule to do this every day, but didn’t do them the first days of the months (because I only just started). Did I now already lose this game?

:) ocherdraco
over 8 years ago

Nope. You’ve still got nine life points (the heart thingies) and those are what keep you in the game. Surviving the month is like completing a level.

If you lose more life points, and you feel like your levels are getting dangerously low, you can make a request to be healed on the game wall, and then other people can give you their fruit to give you more life points.

:) davar
over 8 years ago

Thank you!

:) ocherdraco
over 8 years ago

No problem!

over 8 years ago

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lizriz has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 2,439 pts

Are my grateful things public? Not a problem, just definitely need to know! :D

:) lizriz
over 8 years ago

:) I’m just gonna say that “Plants vs. Zombies” is totally something to be grateful for. :D

:) peppersasen
over 8 years ago

i don’t think they are, i did the grateful rule last month and they were private. i think. :)

over 8 years ago

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lizriz has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,928 pts

I thought I read someone say that there’s an interface with the site for this rule? How does it work?

:) lizriz
over 8 years ago

Yes, that helps. Cool!

:) lizriz
over 8 years ago

Sounds like fun! I’m going to try it in February. :)

over 8 years ago

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ohmyerica has a question about the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 8,106 pts

At the end of the month, will I have a list of all my grateful things from this month? That would be awesome.

:) ohmyerica
over 8 years ago

Ah okay, thanks so much! I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to go back and look. :)

over 8 years ago

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Dscales has a tip for the List grateful things rule.

Heart.half.16 1 · 2,117 pts

Buy yourself a beautiful journal. Go a little overboard. I guarantee it will inspire you to hold it, admire it and USE it!

over 8 years ago