How to Change a Habit, the first foundational life course inside The Habit & Behavior Change Curriculum
LET'S TALK ABOUT HABITS FOR A MOMENT...
They rule our lives. They make up the patterns and schedules that we live by. Habits include tying your shoes, driving a car and brushing your teeth. You can do these without much mental 'efforting' or thinking on your part. They are automatic, autopilot ways and states of living.
How we take care of ourselves is also an automatic state. The food choices we make are made of patterns of habits, our exercise routines, sleep routines, and even the way we cope with stress, all habits. All of which can change if you are not happy with them. Changing a habit is a simple task when you know the steps and follow them. Remember when you were learning to drive a car? You had to practice, be present and put mental effort into it. And most importantly... you had to make the choice to do it no matter what.
Whether it is changing your current pattern of habits, such as eating better and exercising regularly or learning to stop eating from emotion or stress, your new story is just a few habit changes away. With willingness and strategic effort you can change your habits and your life.
How to Change a Habit is the first of the four foundational life courses inside the Habit & Behavior Change Curriculum. It will teach you the five-step formula required to change physical habits and behaviors (inclusive of food and fitness). This life course will provide your first introduction into resistance management. Remember, in the beginning, it requires mental effort... until it become automatic, and doesn't anymore.
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How to Change a Habit, course objectives & goals:
- Learn what a habit is
- [worksheet] Learn how to create your new story
- Learn what resistance is
- Learn where initial resistance comes from
- [worksheet] Understand what the cost of staying the same is
- [worksheet] Learn how to identify physical habits you wish to change
- Understand the five-step process to change a physical habit
- [worksheet] Understand the stepping stone process
- [worksheet] Understand Potentially Dangerous Situations
- Understand how to maintain and move your stepping stone routines forward
- Create calendar time for your life course
- When you don't keep calendar time for your life course, practice seeing the
lesson instead of the failure
- Begin to familiarize yourself with the habit change language
- Begin the 5-step process for changing ONE of your physical habits
- Gain a baseline, knowledge-based understanding of the concept of resistance
- Practice noticing all-or-nothing thinking in all areas of your life