“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
What if by focusing so hard on the “bad” habit we’re trying to stop, we’re actually making change harder? What if we decided to listen to Socrates (and other learned folks) and stopped trying to stop? Instead of quitting a habit, how about building a couple new healthy ones?
Behaving in a new way (always carrying a water bottle when we leave the house) makes us think differently and feel differently. We may even start to feel more positively about our deeper identity when we see ourselves doing new things. Don’t underestimate the value of building a new habit. Our brain “feels good” when it’s learning new tricks.
When it comes to building new habits, B J Fogg is the guru. He has learned through 20 years of research what works when it comes to building new habits. He offers some free guidance through his Tiny Habits program. [ http://tinyhabits.com ] I have participated in the 5 day process and been amazed by how little time it takes and how big the results are. To join his next 5 day Tiny Habits program you need to sign up by Saturday at [ http://tinyhabits.com/join ] Once you decide which Tiny Habits you want to work on, the 5 day process requires VERY little time each day. Again, I was impressed that something that only took a few minutes each day could bring such good results.
1. Start small
2. Stay positive
3. Stick with it
The universe is in a constant state of change. Join the dance! http://ow.ly/i/wrSUg