Mid-August is upon us and we will be heading into Fall – and then heading into the holidays and before you know it you’ll be staring down December 31, 2020, thinking about those damned New Year’s Resolutions AGAIN. My guess is you’ve recycled a few of those resolutions over the years.
Quit some addictive habit
Be a better person 🙂
Be more organized
The list goes on….
Let’s nip this in the BUD! It all comes down to getting rid of Bad Habits and replacing them with Good Habits!
Actions happen when your brain experiences a trigger – good or bad.
One of my big bad ugly triggers is when I stop work for the night, crash in bed and turn on the TV. Immediately I want to nosh on something. If Dave opens a bag of chips – all hell breaks loose and before you know it the bag is empty and I’m brushing crumbs off the sheets.Yea – sadly this is a real scenario.
In order to BREAK this bad habit – I have to create a NEW trigger.I have a crocheting project quick at hand when I get that noshing feeling in my brain.I can’t eat chips and crochet. Not in the mood to crochet – I’ll get my iPad out and read.I don’t want greasy chip fingers on my iPad.
Do you see how it works?
Triggers can also just be “reminders” or little nudges!
Need to amp up your workouts?
Buy some new workout gear – women totally get this.Nothing like a new gym outfit to get us motivated!
Layout your workout clothes the night before – so you see them first thing!
The same goes for taking your morning vitamins or drinking more water.When you put subtle reminders or “triggers” for your brain to connect with – you are more likely to take action.
Again – this is all about creating Tiny Habits that lead to BIG CHANGES!
Hope that helps – now go drink more water!(PS– the rule of thumb is to consume half your weight in ounces daily – just thought I would share 🙂 )