"Changing Thoughts....Changes Feelings...Changes Your Life!"
We have all said it, "I am going to get back on track next week." Next week comes and we have an excuse why it needs to wait ONE MORE day. The excuse trap becomes our best friend and we end up on the endless road of excuses keeping us stuck in the comfortable zone.
The trick to stopping this viscous cycle is to create awareness about your comfortable zone and BE HONEST...no more lies!! This is usually the most difficult step because it's easier to just keep doing things the way we have always done things without any rhyme or reason. This is true even if what we are doing doesn't get us the results we want but simply because it's easy. This is normal behavior for ALL humans. We try to take the path of least resistance and in this case it means what is comfortable NOT the uncomfortable road (new habits).
By going to the uncomfortable zone and doing something different we have a chance to see results! After all the uncomfortable zone is where all the growth happens! It starts...
People are funny about wanting routine in their life. How many of you get up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom without turning on a light? I do. This is because I know the path to the bathroom and I can do it half asleep. Plus I don't want to wake up too much so it's easy to fall back asleep quickly. Routines keep us on moving without having to think. For some of us there is a small amount of their life is routine and for others most of their day/week is the same because routine feels like a security blanket. And when we live in a world where constant change is happening with no end in sight about "normal" coming back this can feel unsettling for those who cherish routine. I call this routine going into auto pilot mode.
Auto pilot is an amazing thing to keep us from having to interpret everything we do and making decisions. It is common for many of us to love automation when it comes to: getting dressed, how to drive our car, walking, going to the...
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