There is incredible power in your daily habits. Your habits quite literally mold your body, your health and your accomplishments in life.
And it turns out that there’s a special secret sauce to making new habits stick that I’d like to share with you today…
This secret sauce goes against our instincts and the way that we are wired, which is why so many of us fail to make healthy, new habits truly stick and become part of our ongoing routine.
It’s more natural for us to take on the role of a critic with ourselves than that of a cheerleader. We compare ourselves to others and focus on our flaws rather than pausing to celebrate our wins by really feeling good.
This works against us because it is proven emotions create habits and that the positive emotion of FEELING GOOD is the BEST WAY to get a new habit to stick!
Now if you’re anything like me then the idea of celebrating tiny little wins is a bit uncomfortable. I’ll feel good about myself when I do something substantial, you may think. However, by training yourself to truly FEEL GOOD about each and every step that you take in the right direction, you’re more likely to keep on making progress.
It’s time to tell your inner critic to take a hike!
All those times that you wallowed in feeling bad only made it more difficult to make positive progress toward your goals.
Once you capture the power of feeling good, you’ll train yourself to enjoy and celebrate all of the healthy new behaviors that will ultimately lead you to your goal.
Do I have your commitment to try out the secret sauce of feeling good?
Read my earlier blog post (click here) where I wrote about engaging a habit that will help you improve your core strength, your posture and your breathing....did you do it?
---> Every time you look at your phone today, think about your POSTURE! Sitting or standing tall helps keep those muscles in balance. Plus, it can improve your breathing AND your energy level.
So every time that you do this.
Pause and give yourself a mental pat on the back.
FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT!
Really, actually, FEEL GOOD.
It may take some practice, but with time you’ll look forward to feeling good after practicing each healthy new behavior.
~ Coach Leon