#012 A Secret Little Trick for Changing a Habit
Welcome to The Friday Fix! Every Friday I share a quick mental strength exercise that will help you fix the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that drain you of the mental strength you need to be your best.
In today’s episode, I share one of my favorite strategies for changing a habit.
Sometimes, people think if you want something bad enough, you’ll change. But I’ve seen countless people in my therapy who were eager to change their lives.
Whether they wanted to get healthier, be a better parent, quit smoking, or be more productive, they just couldn’t create lasting change.
They often spent years blaming themselves for being inadequate and beating themselves up for not having enough willpower.
Of course, all that harsh self-criticism only made things worse.
We’ve all been there. After all, how many New Year’s resolutions have you actually kept?
The reality is, we’re all susceptible to resorting to bad habits and giving up on our goals. Doing so doesn’t mean you’re inept. It means you’re human.
Fortunately, this one little mental strength exercise can make all the difference. And the best news is, it works immediately! You don’t have to practice it for weeks or months to get it to work. You can use it today.
So whether you want to give up a bad habit, like overeating, or you want to establish a new healthy habit, like saving more money, this strategy takes less than 5 minutes and it could change your life.
I’ve seen it work with countless therapy clients and I often use it in my own life. I can’t wait to hear how it works for you too!
In fact, I’d love to hear how you’re applying this to your own life. Reach out to me on social media and let me know.
“When there’s something that you know you should do but you really don’t feel like it, your brain will work hard to try to talk you out of doing it.”
“It just takes one moment of weakness to listen to that little voice in your head and completely sabotage yourself.”
“You’ll make your best decisions when you balance emotions with logic.”
Links and Resources:
My TEDx Talk – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong