Do you want to build a habit? Or does the idea stress you out? Habits are often a focal point in conversations around personal development, business development, career development, etc. When we talk about habits the conversation is usually about changing them and the emphasis is on control. These conversations are often full of sense of judgment around what are deemed “good” and “bad” habits and a pressure “be better.” For many people the idea of habits feels stressful. It brings up thoughts of behaviors they don’t like but that feel outside of their control or trigger sense that they are deficient in some way. If you “know better” but “do better” ends up looking more like “beat yourself up” instead, then this is an episode for you.
In this episode of Unlimited, I explore what it looks like to build a habit with a focus on self-care, instead of self-control.
Some of what I talk about in this episode includes:
- What is a habit
- The pattern of a habit
- How to shift a habit
- How to develop a new habit
- How to support a new habit
- Why old habits come back
LINKS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
How to Break a Habit (Healthline article)
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Understanding How Brains Control Our Habits
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