If you do what you have allways done.

You will get what you have always got!!!
Sounds obvious doesn’t it?
But you would be surprised at the amount of people I speak to who are doing things they don’t want to do any more. Or maybe they want their life to be different but they just can’t figure out how to get there.

I love these little sayings, they are so simple and clear.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

Are you stuck in a routine of bad habits for whatever reason? It could be that your weekend fun has turned into a daily habit, or your weekend fun isn’t so fun anymore, causing you more problems than its worth!! Or maybe your little treat that you had control over, now has control over you.

It’s quite simple really: TAKE ACTION. Do something different no matter how small and then keep doing the different thing until your life starts to change. The rule here is that the new habit you choose needs to be-
• Something you enjoy!
• Feels good when you do it
• Is healthy – good for you – remember we are changing the bad habits
• Supports your future

When you make a choice or a decision that effects your life ask yourself “does this support my current plan for the future?”.

This is a big one, write this down and remember it. Use it throughout the day, be specific with your goal.

Keep asking yourself the question. “Does this support my goal of…………?

For instance: the middle aged woman who wants to lose weight, if every time she goes to buy, cook or eat some food she asks her self “how does this support my goal of getting into my favourite dress for the party in a month?”

A young man who is staying at home and using cannabis, unhappy in his work and life, wants to go traveling and meet a lovely lady. If he continues staying at home smoking weed the chances are nothing will change. If he asks himself everyday “ is what I am doing now helping me to save money to go traveling? “

Find a friend to support and encourage you, maybe you can help each other.

Anyway you get the idea, change starts with you, whether it’s big or small.
No one is coming to save you, this life is 100% your responsibility.

Stephanie Chivers is a habit,addictions specialist if you want to find out more check out her book There is No Magic Button

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