I've been successful and unsuccessful with implementing new habits into my life, I think it varies from person to person and what the particular habit/goal/aspiration is. Pending the person, we all have our strengths and things that may come easier to us - and comparing ourselves to others can be detrimental. We're all on different paths.
Something I think that is really important in developing new habits is sticking the course through the downs. The times you don't meet your own expectations - that is when it's important to not double down and go into catastrophe mode thinking. Don't beat yourself up. Recognise that it's part of the journey, part of the process, and all ultimately equates to that eventual success... if you need to write off the day, be at peace with it and just get back in the arena the next day. Or the day after. It's (for me) about that consistency and continual desire to grow / be a better version of yourself.... those times when you don't achieve what you set out too are also PART of the journey. Be mindful of those internal conversations. Maybe you need to change something about the habit you've set up, like the time or location - not everybody will have the same path into a habit, you have to make it work for you and your lifestyle.
All too often I get into overwhelm and beating myself up for having let my "planner" self down. I set out to achieve something, and then didn't achieve it.... but I remind myself that's ok. I remember the things I AM doing, the fact I'm even trying. I get my gratitude hat on. I'm endeavouring. I'm have conversations as to how I can implement it better next time. There is a balance so that we don't fall into complacency, of course, but that's where signing off the day and being at peace with it (not beating yourself up) can help you hit the next day with a new slate and mindset.
What do you think, what are your tips for implementing habits??
Part of what I want to do with The Oglebox is invite conversation and discussion around everyone’s individual life journey's and paths. Discussion on what works for us with there not being a right or wrong; we're all trying to do what we can to thrive within our own lives.
My own Journey has led me here, which was and is releasing these videos, living my truth and sharing my observations with an air of vulnerability. Sometimes I talk about things that I know I'm not doing or still am working through, and that’s ok as I’m not here to be the 'the' example but to create discussions, get people thinking, and continue to grow myself (I'm learning loads!!)
As a society I think we've moved away from working things out or sharing how we feel(observe) about things because we don't want to be put in one bucket or another. We're always evolving, a vegan has likely eaten meat at some point in their lives, and within that analogy I think is the idea I'm trying to highlight. I don't think I have the answers, or have figured things out, I'm just passionate about entering the arena to have the discussions and learn and grow amongst my peers, and I'm passionate about enabling that for others too.
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