3 Proven Hooks For Creating New – Lasting – Healthy Habits
I get asked a lot what are my best tips for creating healthy habits.
The kind of habits that can get rid of the smog and bring you clarity and confidence.
I call them the three CCC. care, courage, and consistency.
Before even attempting to change your current lifestyle, you first have to know why do you want to do it.
Does your goal to, let’s say, shed a few pounds and get back in shape comes a place of vanity (or low self-esteem), or does it support your mental and emotional wellness and helps you channel your internal confidence?
Whatever your goal is, ask yourself: ”Why do I care so much to make this change?; ”What is my ”why”?”; ”How does my decision to change my lifestyle benefits my well-being?”
The truth is that if we chase goals only in order to receive external validation, we will never feel happy or satisfied…or confident.
Once you are set on your goal, you have to ignite your courage.
It is not easy to change old habits that have been solidly ingrained in your behavior for years.
Most likely, your brain would try to ”protect” you from changing by tempting you to sabotage your progress (read HOW here).
Being courageous doesn’t mean we don’t stumble or that we don’t fall! It means we are consistent and don`t relapse back into old batters when it feels tempting.
For that reason, you should care tremendosuly for your goal to keep your spirits high when things don’t go as smoothly as you’d envisioned.
Setbacks come and go. Giving up is optional.
Once you prioritize self-care and dare to be courageous, the next step is to be consistent with your actions.
In six months from now, you won’t remember the tough times when you’re close to giving up.
You will only remember your courage to keep up with your goals, and crush them.
That said, you have to resolve any limiting beliefs and de-constructive tendencies first before you dive into changing your lifestyle.
If your subconscious mind is not on board with your decision (because of your childhood programming), you will likely experience self-sabotage.
Changing is difficult. But so is staying stuck and miserable.