One of my mottos for life is "change your mind change your life." Easier said than done, right? It is tough to change a character trait, behavior, habit, and even your physical appearance. If you factor in the number of years you've been doing what you would like to change, the thought of the change can become discouraging, making it more difficult to change. Below are five mindful habits that will encourage change. I always like to keep it as simple as possible without the fluff, so let's get to it, shall we?
1. See it. See it in the literal sense. If you see yourself doing something that you would like to change about yourself, acknowledge that you are doing it, thinking about it, or eating it.
2. Say it. Say what the action is aloud or to yourself.
3. Feel it. Feel the emotion associated with that for which you are doing.
4. Change it. Change the action to mirror the change you would like to experience.
5. Repeat. Repeat the process as many times as needed until your momentary thought changes your mind to your long-term goal.
For example, if you suffer from anxiety related to fear triggered by a thought. Acknowledge that the fear is happening at that moment because of your thinking. Say the thought to yourself, feel the emotion triggered by the thought, and then change your thinking as quickly as possible to trigger a positive emotion. Repeat as many times as needed until your mind has changed and the negative feeling has passed.
(🎼🎵🎶, see it, say it, feel it, change it, repeat.🎼🎵🎶)
Kind Words: Accept the challenge you are facing. It may become your greatest gift.