Monday, January 2, 2012

That'll change everything

Happy New Year!

Some of us make resolutions for the New Year that we hope will change our lives for the better.

Nothing wrong with that, but we probably won't keep these resolutions unless we make the corresponding changes in habit.

Like, I am going to lose X number of pounds this year.....but continuing to eat just the same.
Or , I am going to stop having every third word out of my mouth a swear word....but continue to talk just the same.
Well, you get the idea.

But, I have discovered that it is much easier to want to change a habit than it is to actually change it.

Here are some things that could help:

Spend some time with people that are living/doing/being where you want to go.
If you want to get in shape, hang out with some people who are already there, or working towards it. If you want to get closer to God (which I think you should, by the way), spend some time with some people who are trying to do the same. If you want to get your finances in order, sign up for a Financial Peace Course.

Watch what you are filling your head with.
Use your spare time to help you meet that goal by reading about, learning about and viewing things that help you make the change you are wanting to make.

Read the book: Change Anything.
It will help you understand the processes of changing habits in the following areas:
It'll also help you understand how change is not about motivation, but about how we are blinded and outnumbered by the things that make our habits hard to change. At least check out the video on the link.

That's it.

There you go. Three easy steps and you will be much more likely meet your goals and keep your resolutions this year. You're welcome.

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