Our brains like repetition and we easily get into certain habits, like brushing our teeth or taking a shower everyday. We do a lot of things on auto-pilot, and not all of those things are good habits to be doing without even thinking. Sometimes we have to just decide to do something different. Make the decision and then start implementing.
The implementation can be the challenge. Instead of trying to add a new habit ON TOP OF all of our other habits, let’s try swapping out a bad one for a good one, and committing ourselves to it.
Each time the habit that we want to let go comes up we immediately substitute that thought, activity, etc. with the new, healthy habit – rinse, repeat. Don’t send yourself into overwhelm on this, just try to remember to immediately make the switch anytime that old habit comes up and replace it with the new, better option. After just a week or two of making this your new habit you will no longer have to think about it, it will become your new habit.
No foolin’!!! Now go try this and let me know how it works for you. Comment at the top of this page. I’d love to hear from you.
“The secret of change
is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.”
To your vibrant health,