"Finally, Get what you want + Not what you don't in health & weight loss..."
Hello. I'm glad you're here! I'm Dr. Julie.
When it comes to bad habits they are a dime a dozen, right? I have them, you have them, some serve us and it's OK for our lifestyle, but some absolutely do not.
It's a struggle when you desperately want change to take place, want to create a new level of normal in your: health, weight, lifestyle, relationships, organization, level of clutter or desire to really move forward effectively towards your dreams .
How do habits affect us?
You may have a habit that positively affects you when you learned a new thing, used it and it worked. For some, this is easy with small changes in our lives.
You may have a habit that negatively affects you...you feel like you keep being pulled back, hitting your head against the wall, you go in circles, the same situations keep coming up, the same old weight gain routines show again, the same relationships keep getting started- personal and business and it's not great, the same arguments, personal frustrations, worry, doubts and fears rear their head. The list goes on and on.
If you keep getting something you don't want or like, you might have a habit that is negatively affecting and needs to be changed.
We may know we are resistance to change and that's why we don't get traction in the direction we want. We may feel that we experience depression when change happens without our consent or guidance. We may even be aware that while we know we want something, it keeps not happening - like we're putting it off for some hidden reason unbenown to us...like Self-sabotage.
We may experience resistance to making headway in many areas of our lives: Weight, Bad Health habits Bad Self-care habits Organization Day-to-day tasks, Relationships Saying Yes too often, Saying No too often
It's actually not your fault, You're hard-wired...
Usually life drags us to where we go because we naturally flow with the system or rules or social structure around us. Sometimes we love this and where we are, sometimes we don’t. This can really color the experience you have where you are at sometimes for years, 5, 10, or more.
When do we change? Living this way, often we change when others make us change, when situations or circumstances cause us to change- a new diagnosis, a sickness, blood results, an accident, someone coming into town, a new job.
IT’s unfortunate it takes this long but it’s reality for all people and animals for that matter. Often, humans and animals change when our environment tells us to change. Animals roll with it well, right? Us, eeeeh, sometimes.
However I've seen many of us don't change unless we must. Even then, it still sometimes doesn't happen.
When we are forced to make a habit change, sometimes we actually, finally do it. If that’s the case, as you may remember from a new job (same as any new habit)…you get there, it feels really uncomfortable at first right, we want it to go away but it doesn’t so we go on and find a new normal- hopefully one we enjoy and that we are leading so we get what we want…but many don’t set it up this way and they just manage and plug along in the status quo…for years..
We do not knowingly do this for ourselves and get through it most often.
So non-emergencies, like I want to be more fit, walk regularly, join and stick to this class or the gym for real, eat healthy, get more organized, manage people better, interact in my relationships better…creates the stage for resistance and we end up stopping or it takes For...Ever...
How do we take control of our Habits?
With bigger projects and dreams that is not as simple as showing up for a new job, it takes knowing, embracing and working the phases of habit change so we direct our actions to what we want to have.
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