Our brain creates the resistance that keeps us from accomplishing our goals. 😮
Our brain is designed for efficiency. It memorizes repeated tasks, so that you don’t have to waste energy thinking about what you need to do on a daily basis to survive (walk, eat, breath, etc.). Those tasks then become autopilot.
When we want to change something, it requires EXTRA energy to take your brain off autopilot, which is why it’s so hard to change bad habits. ❗
Luckily, thanks to our brains’ neuroplasticity, you can actually rewire your brain and change unwanted behaviors that have become automatic. 👏
But it does take effort and knowledge to change those pathways… and change isn’t always comfortable! 📖
Just because it’s hard to change patterns doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you. You’re not a bad person because it’s hard for you to stop overeating. It just means that your brain is doing what it’s familiar with–working on autopilot and doing a great job at what it has become USED TO doing. 💜
Habits that have a strong emotional association are often harder to change. With overeating, there is pleasure associated with it, which makes the habit harder to change because of how it makes us feel. 🌮
These are my tips for changing your brain to serve you:
🔹 VISUALIZATION. Take time in the morning to visualize how you want your day to go. Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined, and visualization is a powerful tool for creating the kind of life you want.
🔹 MAKE DECISIONS IN ADVANCE. Waiting until you need to make a decision about the habit that you want to change doesn’t work very well. If you make the decision of how you are going to behave in advance, it’s much easier.
🔹 KEEP GOING! People often give up right when they’re about to cross the finish line. Keep committing to your desired results every single day.
When you repeat this process every day, eventually your new, desired habits will go on autopilot, and you will start seeing the results you want!