If we know that we have a habit of thought or behavior that no longer serves us, we can
- Ignore it. Honestly. We can just ignore it and keep on truckin’. Who says we have to change anything?
- Make excuses. “Oh, that’s just how I am,” is a good excuse. So are, “That’s the way life is” and “I am not strong enough.”
- Blame others or situations. “I’m this way because…” Classic, eh?
- Try to change. We can push ourselves to change, try hard to stay on track, and use misery, guilt, or punishment if we fall off.
- Commit. We can commit to replacing the old habit with one that works for us and gently hop back into our commitment as soon as we notice we have fallen off.
Options 1 through 4 are legit. They are exquisite learning opportunities. They help us know with certainty how useful Option 5 is.
In your corner,
PS: Of course, if you want to jump straight to Option 5, I won’t tell. Mums the word. Wink wink.