You're either creating new habits or reinforcing old ones every single day!
NOT working out is actually a habit. Yelling at your kids… a habit. Snacking at night, avoiding new situations like the plague, complaining to anyone who will listen, stopping at the drive-thru, your 3 PM coffee….all habits.
I'm not one to judge what your habits are. No way! I'm busy working on optimizing mine - and teaching you what I learned from years of coaching myself and others.
Here's what you need to know if you are actively pursuing something greater for yourself...
Your brain does not know the difference between a "bad" habit and a "good" one. It just likes to create systems (a.k.a. habits) for efficiency out of anything you do - or DON'T do - often.
The first time you walked, you had to try hard. Same thing went for brushing your teeth, tying your shoes, and your first commute to work.
The best part is that our brains can be 'rewired' at any time! You get to upgrade your habits whenever the heck you want to.
1) Keep doing the thing you want to become a habit. Understand that it will feel hard for a while, but eventually it WILL become second nature. You are in control here. Stick with it.
2) Celebrate every baby step towards your progress. Yes, it'll make you smile in the moment. But here's what's even better than that - your brain will start to associate your new habit with the feel-good hormones you get from the feeling of pride and hope. This is the best way to fast-track your way towards turning that action into a habit because our brain is always seeking out the things that leave us feeling good.
What’s one habit you’re currently working on?! I’d love to hear about it!
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