THE SIMPLE WAY TO BEGIN RE-SHAPING YOUR LIFE
Many People want to change or reshape their Life but do not know where to start. I say re-shape as most people like many aspects of life and do not wish to ditch it completely but are dissatisfied with some aspects. In another blog, I mentioned why habit change is difficult using will-power but this deals with how to change or develop a habit. This applies as much to such mental habits as a positive outlook as well as physical habits.
WHAT TO DO?
Train your brain to succeed at making small adjustments first.
- Identifying a specific outcome, you desire
- Identify the easy-win behaviours—“tiny habits”—that will put you on the path to that goal so designing out the need to feel highly motivated to get a task done. (e.g. do 1 push)
- Finally, something that you already do as a habit as a trigger and graft the new habit onto it up (e.g., do 1 push up after using the bathroom).
- GIVE YOUR SELF A PAT ON THE BACK.
You’re rewriting your identity as someone who succeeds.”
BJ Fogg, Ph.D.
HOW IT WORKS – BRAIN TRAINING
Small daily seemingly insignificant improvements when done consistently over time lead to stunning results.
The brain changes as a result of behavior/action. Cognitive restructuring due to neuroplasticity.
The new behaviors become automatic – automaticity. This means that behaviors become default behavior – habit.