Building a habit is difficult and for a lot of people can create a lot of resistance even though they are starting something that may well be good for them. Research differs but building a habit with a very good chance of keeping at it requires 21-30 days of practice. Habits can be so difficult to keep for a number of reasons; for me the biggest reason is I make my intended habit too difficult and complicated when I first try to adopt it. Here’s the top four tips I’ve found to keep at something.
Making promises to ourselves is something we all do and sometimes we can find these promises difficult to keep. Breaking a promise we make to ourselves to start a new habit or to move in a certain direction, even once, can make us less inclined to carry on with our intention; keeping these promises is key to staying on the path to where we want to get to. It today’s article we’ll look at a 5 tips on how to keep your promises to yourself. Continue reading
“Above all be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it” ~ Unknown
You might be thinking “I’m always myself, who else am I supposed to be?” I’d ask you to think for just a moment about how many times in the last month you have genuinely been true to yourself. Now take a moment to think how many things that you have said or done were because of fear or because of the way you feel others will expect you to behave. Continue reading
What can and what can’t you control?
There will always be things in the world that you have absolutely no control over. Just before I went to university I was hit by a car and broke my leg, this is a good example of something I had no control over. Continue reading
Expectations are thoughts we have about the future and a projection of how we expect things to be.
We can have good expectations and bad expectations, I want to talk about why I think neither are useful. Continue reading
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light” ~ Plato
For a lot of people, making these changes is inexplicably difficult. We see the changes we want but do not take the steps to realise the changes.
Why do we know the changes we want to make and see them on an intellectual level but find it so difficult to make the change a reality. Continue reading