Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Quick little something for you sparkies...
Habit - it takes 21 days of doing something regularly for it to become habitual
Fear - it is what you let yourself do when you DECIDE that something is scary
Change - it is what happens when things become different
Now put that all together.
Habits fear change. Yes I just came up with this and it totally just wowed me so I had to get it down on paper...err...you know what I mean.
So let's see here...for example
If I have a habit of being lazy on weekends...then you guessed it. I am scared of changing that because it is my normal. So that means in order to change it I have to change my normal to be what I want it to be.
If you want your habits to change you have to not be scared to change them. You have to be willing to push your boundaries and change your normal routine to be the routine you want it to be. The best routine you can possibly do to make yourself the best possible you.
I have habits that need to change, that need to go away completely and be forgotten about altogether. They need NOT return...EVER. I will NOT fear this change. I will accept it as my new normal and push forward...even when it is uncomfortable and new. I mean think about it...everything was new once...and you were uncomfortable then before it becamse your normal.
It isn't that hard to change your normal. Regardless of what you think, it is not. You make up your mind to change it, and put it into action. No more talk, just action. DO IT. Your normal is what you want it to be, what you make it, what you decide it should be. So if you decide your normal is complaining and no action or If you decide your normal is planning, eating healthy, and working out...then you know what result you will get either way...don't act like you don't.