Over the course of our lives, especially as young children, we build up beliefs about ourselves. These beliefs are based on our successes, failures, humiliations,triumphs, and the way other people have related to us. These beliefs form our self-image, which we tend to accept as true without question and then act, feel, behave and limit our capabilities according to it. So it is very important when trying to break or make a habit to stop being limited by this self-image. The best way to do that is with the power of thought and affirmations.
96 – 98% of our behaviour is automatic. We have ingrained the neurological circuits in our brains. Setting goals is a function of the conscious mind but reaching them is a function of the non-conscious mind. The good news is that we make or break a habit by simply thinking it over and over in our mind (affirmations) or by actually doing it. This forms or disconnects the neuron network. Just think of any skill you have ever learnt. You were probably useless at first but then got better and better with practice because you formed a neuron network associated with that skill. Then it becomes automatic ie. a habit. Whenever a craving or urge to carry out a bad habit comes knocking, try to acknowledge it, then break it by distracting yourself from it. Difficult at first but practice makes perfect.
Stay positive, believe in yourself and try beat those pesky habits. Remember you’re awesome and can do anything you put your mind to.
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this weeks Thoughtful Thursday. Is there’s anything you’re trying to start or stop doing? Have you tried this method?