By Rachael Taylor
Hey there lovely,
A lot of us decide that we are going to start something new but then get tripped up in the follow through because of obstacles in our way. The internet is saturated with 30-day quick fix workouts, diets, and mindset re-programming.
You've decided that you're going to make a change.
Whether it's picking up a new hobby, a form of exercise, removing sugar from your diet, or toning down your road rage, you're gonna change it and become even more awesome. You make a plan for the next 30 days, printing out a schedule or downloading an app on your phone to remind you of this new thing. You finish out the first week without any slip-ups and are flying high loving the fact that your new habit is holding. You tell yourself that this is gonna work!
But then you get into an argument with your friend and turn your phone on silent so you don't have to hear the ping of the texts anymore. You don't hear your alarm go off and oversleep, forcing you to skip breakfast. I guess it's work coffee and stale bagel time. At work your mood continues to sour as your boss yells at you and dumps more work on your desk. By the end of the day all you want is a glass of wine and some tv time. You tell yourself that today is a new-habit-freebie-day and tomorrow you'll get back to your plan and good intentions.
The next day you get back into your plan but it doesn't have the same spark or pleasure.
Now it feels like a chore, like something you have to do because gosh golly you made a commitment to 30 days of this and you're gonna do it! But you start to resent the new habit and crave to do something else, anything else. By the end of week 2 you're miserable enough about trying to change that you punt the entire project and go back to the way things were. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time this has happened and it won't be the last. This cycle of good intentions, careful planning, and excitement for habit change will come back around I promise. And unless you have the right tools and supports surrounding you as you make this change, the cycle will continue.
It's hard to change. It's really, really hard. And that's because we are usually trying to change all by ourselves.
There's no one to hold us accountable, no system in place to keep us on track when life and chaos takes over and that's why we fail. We fail to make that new habit stick because our minds have pre-conceived notions about what we are trying to bring into our lives.
Unless we dive into why we believe these ideas about these certain things, we will forever fight against keeping them in our lifestyle.
Take cardio for example. For a long time, I hated cardio. All of it was evil and I didn't have to try it to know that I wouldn't like it. Through working with my coach we figured out that this aversion to cardio came from a combination of observing my parents not having a regular exercise routine and when I was growing up my friends would always talk about how they hated running when they were in sports practice. Not really understanding that in practice you have to usually do laps when you do something wrong or for drills, etc. I took on these two opinions and made it my own. The result? Cardio = Evil.
There's always a story around why we aren't doing what we want and why we can't seem to change.
There was even a time when I worked with a personal trainer 3 days a week and even he couldn't get me to do cardio. It's because I had this story around it and once I found the story, I could rewrite it. I could change the way I viewed the activity and remove all the drama around it. But it took work, it took time, and took a willingness to change.
If you really want to learn how to build a new habit in 30 days and have it stick, then you have to employ more tools and support than telling a friend, color coding your calendar, or restricting yourself.
You have to understand why you want it, what story have you built around what you want, and then invest time in techniques that help get your mindset on board with what you want to do.
That's what this course teaches you. It teaches you how to set yourself up for success and make following through inevitable. It teaches you what your sabotages are gives you tools to overcome them. It shows you your health blocks around the habit you're trying to build and gives you the awareness you need to understand why you do the things you do.
If you have tried to change your habits in the past and they didn't stick, then you're right where you need to be.
This course has been built with you in mind. It has been developed on years of personal experience of what works and what doesn't, uses mindset techniques that are proven to be effective, and will give you the knowledge you need with the practical tools you must have in order to be successful. It's your time to change once and for all. Pick what you want to change and get started. Make investing in this course the last time you have to take that first step in changing that habit.
Today is the day you take back your life.