Do you want to build a habit? Or does the idea stress you out? Habits are often a focal point in conversations around personal development, business development, career development, etc. When we talk about habits the conversation is usually about changing them and the emphasis is on control. These conversations are often full of sense of judgment around what are deemed "good" and "bad" habits and a pressure "be better." For many people the idea of habits feels stressful. It brings up thoughts of behaviors they don’t like but that feel outside of their control or trigger sense that they are deficient in some way. If you "know better" but "do better" ends up looking more like "beat yourself up" instead, then you're in the right place.
In this episode of Unlimited, I explore what it looks like to build a habit with a focus on self-care, instead of self-control.
Some of what I talk about in this episode includes:
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LINKS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
How to Break a Habit (Healthline article)
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Understanding How Brains Control Our Habits
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