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We spend a lot of time talking about “how to break bad habits” in The Freedom Project. Why? Because to create something new, you get to let go of something old.
Have you ever tried to break a bad habit?
Maybe you just became aware of a bad habit that has been in your blind spot for a while. Or you may be well on your way to actually breaking free of that old habit that still seems to get the better of you from time to time.
Wherever you may be on your journey, you get to be supported so that you can finally let go!
Step One- you need to get to the root of your the habit you are trying to kick and dig deep so that you can break free.
Our bad habits can be deeply ingrained – they come from our personality, our character, and our innate way of being.
What do I mean by “way of being”?
Our way of being is how we show up consistently – the very essence of who we are as a human. Your mood may be an hour or two of feeling sad or unhappy. But your way of being goes on much longer…days, weeks, months, until it becomes an integral part of who you are. It becomes ingrained as a piece of your personality. So that sad mood can turn into a sad persona and an extended way of being.
Our habits develop from our way of being. Once something develops beyond a mood and becomes a way of being, how do we change that? When it is so much a part of who we are that it’s developed into a full-blown a habit?
We can change our way of being and begin to break our bad habits through our actions. Our actions lead to our way of being. Our way of being leads to our habits. Simple, right? So, if a repeated action creates a bad habit, how do we change our actions?
Stay with me here! We are getting to the root!
You change your actions by changing the way you think and the way you feel.
Your thoughts and your emotions are at the root of all of your bad habits, and they will dictate your actions.
Let’s say you have this bad habit of being lazy, and you continue to say you are going to start a new business, but for some reason, you just can’t follow through. Have you looked at the thoughts and emotions you have about starting that business?
If you want to start a business and you have the thought “I’m not good enough,” you’re not as likely to take the massive and immediate action you want to take like quitting your job, finding an investor, and building your product if you don’t believe it’s possible anyway.
Now, when you flip that way of thinking to “I AM good enough” and create a feeling of inner power, self-assurance, security, and confidence, taking the action to move yourself towards your vision becomes a whole lot easier.
In order to break a bad habit, you have to change the way you think and feel.
That is the root!
The real questions you want to start asking yourself are:
“How do I change the way I think?” and “How do I change the way I feel?”
That is the root of everything.
When you can change the way you think and feel, you can change your actions. And when your actions change, you will change your way of being. And when you can change your way of being, your habits change.
How you show up in the world changes when who you ARE is different.
And how do you change who you are? That starts back with your thoughts and emotions.
You get to change your thoughts and emotions to reflect the habits that give you the freedom to live the life you want and the life you deserve.
If you want to stay committed to changing the way you think and feel, then I invite you to join us in The Freedom Project. Our doors are officially closing next Friday! We’d love to support you on your journey to your next level of Freedom.
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I’d love to hear about your bad habit. If you’re willing to be vulnerable here, you can post a comment below and let me know what you’ve tried on your journey to break your bad habits.
I’d love to be able to support you in overcoming your habits and changing your actions. Email me here and let me know what you need support in: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love and light,
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