Old Habit, Bad Habit, New Habit, Better Habit

It’s so easy to point out our bad habits.

Bad = not aligned with our best self.

Then we wanna create healthier habits.

Healthier = aligned with our best self.

BUT, we have got to get specific about what we want to change and what we want to change it into.

The general requests like:

  • I want to feel better.
  • I want to be healthy.
  • I want to look better.

We have got to bust those open.

What is really under the giant umbrella?

Today, I invite you to go a teeny tiny bit deeper.

Write a small list of your bad habits (the ones that make ya feel low, tired, stuck in a rut, unorganized, whatever).

AND THEN, beside them, wrote the new habits you would like to replace them with!

Now instead of saying “I am not going to do X anymore…we can say, I AM doing Y from now on.

Define what you really want!

Here are examples:

Old habit

Always wanting to have the right answer – “I have to get this all right. I don’t want to not have all the answers at this meeting, perfect this…”

New habit

Listen, learn, ask. Be honest with myself and others if I am unsure.

Old habit

Working on my phone when I am not in “working hours.” 

New habit

Be present, put your phone away. 

Designate time for working efforts on your phone. Remove apps that unnecessarily connect me to work when I am not AT work.

Old habit

Saying yes to everyone and everything, stretching myself way too thin, and becoming resentful that I have not claimed time for myself.

New habit

Saying no, with love.

Old habit

Opening the refrigerator every time I walk by it.

New Habit

Put a handwritten quote that aligns with my specific goals on the door of the fridge, and read it as I stroll by it.

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

Let me know if you have any questions or need some guidance!