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The Sadness Diet© - Day 9 (I Am Willing to Change)

Method we will use is called “IGROWS” turn our sadness into Joy.

(Issue, Goals, Reality, Options, Willingness and Smiles)

Welcome Back

Thank you so much for joining in our Sadness Diet and the journey to happier times.

Feedback from Yesterday

I hope yesterday you managed to spend time to look at your options when it comes to dealing with things that make you sad.

Options is all about looking at various things we can do to help us solve our problems, then look at the obstacles – things that are stopping us to do things and then looking at the solution that will best suit what we are trying to achieve.

Remember if you need help, you can email me

Today – Using the IGROWS model, we will look at the letter W which stands for WILLINGNESS

How Willing Are You to Make the Necessary Changes

By examining your current reality and exploring the options, you will now have a good idea of how you can achieve your goal.

That's great – but in itself, this may not be enough.

The final step is for you to commit to specific actions in order to move forward towards your goal.

You could also get a good friend or mentor who you can be accountable to – I find that when I am trying to do something to speak to one of my friend’s who is a “just do it person” she really motivates, encourage and support me.

Activity 1

Today, what I will like you to do is to commit yourself to start doing something towards achieving your goals.

You will need to get your diary out and write down things you will be doing each day to achieve your goals.

At the end of each week, you should review your progress so that you can monitor how you are doing.

Remember not to beat yourself if you have not been able to complete a particular task. Just keep going, and remember all you are doing is for your own good and happiness.

You also need to include in your review a celebration for what you have achieved.

The celebration can be something as small as shouting “WooHoo, I’ve done it” or having a special treat.

Activity 2

Please spend time to review all we have done so far and email me or write on this blog any comments you may have.

Instant Feel Good
  1. Sit down.

  2. Breathe in slowly and Breathe out Slowly ( do this a couple of times).

  3. Say - I am so grateful and happy to be alive to see another day.

  4. Think and focus on something that makes you feel happy or my favourite “wake up I feel happy boom, boom, I feel like dancing around boom boom, and now I am dancing line no one’s watching boom, boom”.

  5. Smile – Just spend a few seconds smiling, and then I want you to give out a couple of big laughs (hahaha).

  6. Get your Gift of a smile box, and make use of the items as you continue to feel good


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