Your Think-positive Habits-rainism

Your Think-positive Habits-rainism

July 23, 2018
/ / /
Comments Closed

Health Do you have a habit you wish you could change? Do you find yourself falling back into old, unhelpful patterns without even realising it? Don’t worry, you can think positive if you want to. Some research suggests it takes 21 days to stop a habit. Others, such as NLP expert Paul McKenna, believe we can change in as little as 7 days. Either way, we often set out with good intentions to change but give up within a very short period of time. This is because we don’t understand how habits are formed and don’t have the right tools to change them. It’s like trying to mend a broken washing machine with a paint brush! You can have all the will power (or won’t power) in the world but the chances are the washing machine will stay broken. You need the right approach. "Your brain is like a .puter, and it’s as if you are installing new software to overwrite programs that no longer work. The key programs of human behaviour are habit and imagination, and they are far more powerful than logic or willpower."- Paul McKenna (author of Change Your Life in Seven Days) You don’t chew your fingernails, overeat, overspend, smoke, arrive late (or whatever your undesired habit may be) every moment you are awake, something triggers it. So how can you Think Positive and replace an unhelpful habit with a better one? Stage One: 1. The next time you feel the urge to do X pause and be.e aware of where you are and who you are with (It could be a person or a place or situation that triggers the habit). 2. Notice your feelings; are they negative or positive? 3. Notice if you fall into your habit when you are happy or sad, for example. 4. Notice any inner dialogue or messages that you are giving yourself (These may be from childhood; e.g. "Clear your plate" or "I deserve it" can lead to overeating habits; "You’re never on time" or "Hurry up!" can lead to disorganisation and consequently being late). Stage Two: So now you are aware of what "pushes your habit button", it’s time to press a new one. Remember you were not born with your habits, you learned them, therefore you can unlearn them too. 5. Ask yourself if you are willing to be responsible for changing your unwanted habit -Yes or No? 6. Remember you have practised your habit for a long time and now is the time to stop and be.e good at doing something else. 7. Beliefs are often self-fulfilling prophecies, so think, imagine and act positive – you can change an old habit that has outgrown its usefulness for a new, more helpful one. 8. Remember you get what you focus on. If you focus on how hard and difficult it is to break a habit then that’s exactly how it will be; so instead pretend it is going to be easy! 9. The best way to stop a habit is to first imagine yourself having conquered it. Take the time to visualise your new habit being fun and enjoyable, imagine being in total control of your behaviour. 10. When you’ve visualised the new habit and being in total control several times begin to act it out for real. Finally, be kind to yourself. Sometimes you can change overnight, sometimes it can take more practice, so ‘think positive’ and break those habits that are not helping you be who you want to be. It is time to make optimism an everyday reality ! About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

Comments are closed.