Making blanket statements puts a blanket over all the potential

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Mistake #3: Making blanket statements

We are talking about the Five Most Common Mistakes That Keep You Suffering.

Do you know what they are?

Mistake #1: Not setting personal boundaries 

Mistake #2: Think that you are different

Mistake #3: Making blanket statements

Mistake #4: Thinking that you are unlucky 

and Mistake #5: Judging yourself 

In this five part video series, I am busting these mistakes, cracking them wide open and telling you what to do instead.

It’s time to break free of suffering!

Anxiety test: Find out what to doToday we are talking about how our stories and ideas are like blankets blocking the fresh air from our lives.

There was a time in my life that I felt so bad that I wanted to stay in bed with the covers over my head to close out the world. I was trying to block out the pain, but instead under the covers, I was holding it more closely to my heart.

That blanket over my head blocked me from seeing any other way to live. I had to get myself out from under that blanket because it was blocking all of my potential to heal. It blocked me from me.

I had to whip that blanket off and force my eyes to open to the bright light. Yes, it hurt my eyes at first, but forced my spiritual eyes open, and I adjusted.

I needed to open the door to my bedroom and walk out into the hallway. Ahh, fresh air…

There’s something else out here for me. Life.

Do you put a blanket over all of your potential?

Not on my watch.

Change your thoughts, change your mind

Today’s video explains what blanket statements are, and delivers three very easy steps to getting rid of them.

 

 

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Blanket statements put a blanket over all the potential

This skill is not something you are born with. You learn it, practice, and continually improve.

I have been practicing seeing things in different ways since that is what I do for my profession. It’s helped me release thousands of people from their suffering, but most importantly practicing and actively refocusing my mind has saved my life.

“Stuck” is no way to live. You can do it, I know you can! And you will be pleased as punch to be able to stretch and grow and no longer be stuck in your beliefs. The time to break free is now, and I believe in you!

What are your blanket statements? And are you ready-steady to let them GO!


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20 Comments

Michael

Hi Jodi Aman
This is my first on your blog and got impressed. 🙂
What an attractive and useful post indeed.
I like to read such type of article…..
Thanks for sharing…….

Jodi Aman

Thank you!

Balroop Singh

Hi Jodi,

This is a lovely video! You are so right, the moment we write down our blanket statements, we realise how absurd they seem! I have often made such statements and do so many times even now, though I know they are hurting, they prove useless. And yes, after making conscious efforts to stop making such statements, they keep coming back…may be out of habit?
We learn slowly!! we need each other to keep reminding us! Thanks Jodi, I love your smiles.
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Jodi Aman

I always figured it was out of habit. And that we just have to keep practicing. And eventually we can change that habit! That’s life, I guess to keep peeling away the layers! It does get easier and with girlfirends to remind us, it’s not so bad, is it? Thank you so much for your compliments!

Laura Zera

Argh, why are we so good at blanket statements? I like your exercise, Jodi. I’m going to try that, at least mentally if not with pen and paper. Refute the blanket statement with evidence to the contrary!
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Jodi Aman

We can build of evidence for anything. Mineaswell make it work for us instead of against us! <3

Nikky44

I didn’t know what blank statements are, and I wasn’t aware of how often I make blanket statements. Some are constant: no one loves me, I’m alone, I’m fat, I will never get better. Some others only appears when I feel very bad: I’m useless, I ruin everything.
I usually love lists too, and use them mainly when I need to make a decision, but in the case of blanket statements, I do different things.
No one loves me: I hold in my hands an object, anything that was given to me with love from someone I love. This makes me feel the love
I am fat: I look at my photos of all my life before 2007 and see how thin I was but believing I was obese.
I will never get better: I skip my medicine and realize I feel worse without it so I know it is helping and decide it will make me better.
For all the blanket statements I make when I feel very bad, I talk/write to someone I trust, and wait to hear an opposite statement from them,
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Jodi Aman

Great example of what you can do to counter those negative, devastating thoughts. I love it!

Nikky44

Thank you Jodi. They’re things I do without thinking, specially to hold something in my hand. It brings so much comfort.

My Inner Chick

You must must must have your own show, dearest.

Love YOU more than pink cotton candy. xxxxxxxxxxx GREAT video!
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Jodi Aman

Will you produce it for me? We’d have so much fun!

monicastangledweb

Excellent advice, Jodi. I think we are all guilty, at one time or another, of making blanket statements. I have one right now that’s playing in my head like an old refrain. I will try to rid myself of it. No promises, though, as it’s hard to not believe it. Sigh.
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Jodi Aman

Hard is relative. You can do it. Hope things worked themselves out with your son last week! Thinking of you!

Totally Caroline

Wonderful video 🙂
I guess its easy to resort to blanket statements, I think sometimes we dont realize how harmful they are. Good advice.
Have a great weekend
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Jodi Aman

I know they just feel like truths, we forget they are just opinions. Best to see them for what they are! Thank you!

lisa thomson-the great escape

I love your videos, Jodi! This is a fantastic series on “how to love yourself and open your heart”. Nice work!!
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Jodi Aman

Thank you, Lisa!

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