Each and everyone of us has attempted to make changes or form new habits at least once in our lives. The fact that you are reading the blog means that you’ve landed on my site and are interested in fitness, weight loss, healthy living makes you very likely to know exactly what I’m talking about. The getting up, making a resolution to change and trying to find the stick-to-it-ness to make the new habits soon to be old habits. For this reason I want to share with you this interview between business coach and entrepreneur, Marie Forleo, and visionary, leader and coach to world class and olympic athletes, Todd Herman. Find out about the 5 Tricks To Make New Habits Stick!
In this video, Todd Herman discusses how change on a cellular level, breaking old habits, causes a biological process that can actually prevent you from continuing along the path to lasting change. The process of starting to change something creates a hormonal response in our body that will initially be very positive and motivating, but may be hard to maintain.
Knowing how it works and what goes on in the brain with making changes can make us anticipate the reaction and may help us to stick to the new habit throughout the transition period from old to new.
In the video Todd talks about the two different kind of people, the OWW-brainer and the WOW-brainer, and how each adapts to change on a mental emotional- and also a cellular and physical level.
5 Tricks To Make New Habits Stick:
1. Have a clear and positive vision! – Be very clear on what you are going after and why!
2. Set Trigger Goals! – Trigger goals are micro changes to set up for yourself in order to accomplish the bigger goal, ie. I will wear my gym gear around the house 4x this week because it makes me more likely to leave the house and go to the gym.
3. Set Improvement Goals! – improvement goals are a number with a date attached, such as “I will increase the number of push-ups I can do from 5 to 15 by May 31st”.
4. Gather a Tribe! – Your tribe is your support network. These can be friends who have similar interests as yours or have achieved what you are setting out to do, or mentors, coaches, or a personal trainer.
5. Script Your Set-backs! – the positive power of negative preparation. Write out what you are going to do, say, or how you are going to feel in the moment when negative temptation comes up.
According to Todd Herman these steps can be huge in training and expanding your will-power, be that in everyday life situations, business, your health, fitness or weight loss.
I would love to hear what works for you and what new habits you may have implemented that lasted, or the ones that didn’t stick, so please leave a comment below!
First published on DoshaFit.ca
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