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58 The Power of the List

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The Power of the List on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Alright, crave bears, time for a concussion update: I have post-concussive syndrome. What does it mean? It means even though I’m three weeks past my concussion, I’m still feeling the symptoms. Turns out it’s not uncommon, and it can last for weeks or months and occasionally even years. So I’ve been taking it super easy and eating a very non-inflammatory diet.

As I’m living with this, I’ve created this list on a sticky note of things that I wanted to do every day to help me stay on track and feel better. Things like taking a shower, drinking my glass of water, and going on nature walks.

All of this has me thinking about the value of creating lists. They can be so helpful – they offer a great reminder of things that we want to do, and they provide that satisfying feeling of checking something off. So this week I’m talking about why I think we should all make and use lists more often to help us tackle our goals.

Also, the Cravings Cleanse is starting soon! This will be my last live Cravings Cleanse, so I really hope you’ll join me. We start on October 14th – next week! I’m so excited.

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“What’s missing from diet books and eating programs is a simple checklist system that helps you take care of your emotional and physical needs.”  (Click to Tweet)

The Power of the List on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

Show Notes:

  • How lists are helping me through my recovery
  • How lists can be helpful for kids
  • The power of the list and completing a task
  • Why you have to put yourself on the list
  • What’s missing from diet books and eating programs
  • How cravings get us off track
  • The importance of planning and preparing
  • What are characteristics of bad checklists

“When we plan out what we know we need and check them off and ritualize habits, we succeed.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why checklists should be precise
  • Why checklists should be to the point
  • Why you have to give yourself reminders
  • The value of finding a community to help you with your list
  • Why you should have a bucket life instead of a bucket list
  • Why it’s important to create a consistent practice
  • The importance of having the right attitude

“I believe you need to have your big, motivating desire in mind.”  (Click to Tweet)

The Power of the List on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

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“Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving his or her goal.”  (Click to Tweet)