For What Reason Am I Changing? (Step 3)
Figure out the reasons you want to make the new choice. Write down everything that comes up, your initial reason may be something more superficial and sitting with that will allow you to connect to a deeper reason for change. When I set out to lose some weight my initial thought was changing the way my body looked, I then realized the more important reason for the change was how I wanted my body to feel and function in 40 years. That second reason has done far more to help me stick with the new choices the first reason has been a nice side effect.
Changing one small thing at a time is paramount, work on that change until it feels like it is happening more naturally then add the next thing. Sure you can make lots of changes all at once and have a quick result, but the chances of the changes sticking and staying around long term are small. Break down the action to the smallest thing you can.
I easily make better choices: Write it 5 times a day to assist in changing the thought pattern that change is difficult.
3 for the day: Write down the top 3 things to do for the day, and do those things FIRST!
Something you’re grateful for? Write it down. Something you’re tired of carrying around in your head? Write it down and RELEASE it.
Answer the journal questions.
Steps 1 & 2 check out The Daily Dose