There is no doubt that habits are formed through repetition. The constant cycle of cue, routine, and reward create neurological pathways in our brains.
Most studies show that creating habits takes at least 60 days with some able to form habits in as little as 21 days.
But how can you really help get the most out of training your brain to be a good boy or girl? Mind full vs mindfulness is the best way to create good habits that stick. Simply being present and in the moment when you are faced with a decision can ultimately break bad habits and form new pathways to good ones.
When faced with a stimulus, like wanting to eat another handful of Cheez-Its, there is a space between that stimulus of wanting to eat that handful and your brain's response to actually going for it. Within that space you have the power to choose... but only if you are conscious and in the moment.
Mindfulness, or being conscious in the moment, will allow you to choose which path to travel. If you have a goal to lose weight eating another handful of Cheez-Its would not be beneficial to reaching that goal. But if you are being mindful you can change your habit of always going for that unnecessary grab at a snack.
Practice makes perfect as will power is a muscle. The key to forming any good habit is to constantly choose the option that's best for you so that sooner or later that response becomes automatic. Your brain will no longer need to think about whether or not to do something it just will.
The below video is one of my all time favorites and has some GREAT habits you should form in your life!
Fundamental changes are occurring in business practices. The “dog eat dog” competitive business model which has been accepted as “normal” is now being questioned. A new business style which is less competitive and more creative is emerging as an alternative.
The main difference between a negatively competitive business and a creative, MetaBusiness is how they handle fear. Fight or flight is at the heart of the competitive business belief system. Eat or be eaten, survival of the fittest. Dive in and swim with the sharks is the order of the day.
When a highly competitive business person feels fear their automatic reaction is to either run away from the fear or fight the fear. As a result, all kinds of fear-based practices can occur like greed, manipulation, lying, cheating, stealing, etc.
In a MetaBusiness fear is experienced but handled completely differently. A creative business person feels the fear consciously and chooses not to react automatically with fight or flight. They notice the restrictive effect fear has on their mind/body. They know that it is not wise to take action while in that contracted fearful state.
Next time you feel fearful, uptight, afraid or that things will not work out, take these three steps and see what happens.
Looking for some motivation to move beyond FEAR? Check out this quick video!
Happy Earth Day!!!
Take a pause at some point today and think about your favorite part of nature you’ve been without. The beach, the park, the grass of your favorite golf course 😊. Be grateful for those things and consider a few ways you might be able to treat the environment better moving forward.
Our bodies are wired to have a physiological response to perceived stress. It’s called fight or flight. But more often than not our minds play a trick on us. In fact there are 4 Annoying Features of the Mind:
1) Our minds strongest intuitions are most often wrong