Being easily distracted can be a bad habit and also a barrier to change. But we can also use distraction as a way to break bad habits or ingrained behaviors. The trick is being more intentional about when, why, and how you choose to distract yourself.Continue reading “Ep 24: Use the Power of Distraction for Good”
In this episode, we explore how and why we often talk ourselves out of making the changes we want to make – and give you some tools that will allow you to push through that self-sabotage.Continue reading “Ep 23: How We Talk Ourselves Out of Change”
People seem to love these short-term challenges where you give up sugar for a week, do 25 push-ups every day for a month, or give up alcohol for SoberOctober. While these can be fun, and an interesting challenge, do they ever actually result in permanent change? In this episode, we will give you a recipe to make the most of them.Continue reading “Ep 22: Why Short-term Challenges Don’t Create Long-term Change”
Sometimes we get excited about an idea, we follow through on a goal, and are very successful at it. But while everything should be peaches and cream, we realize that this isn’t the happy reality we thought it would be. Or maybe our feelings and values have simply changed. That is when we are faced with the problem of “what do we do next?”Continue reading “Ep 21: You Reached Your Goal, Now What?”
Most of us have a long list of things about our lives (or ourselves) that we would like to change. The problem is that when we try to change too many things at once, we end up changing nothing. That is why knowing what to focus on, and when, is essential.Continue reading “Ep 20: Why You Need to Focus”
It’s hard to believe that change is possible when all the evidence seems to point to the contrary. And this is why it is so important to collect evidence that a different choice is possible.Continue reading “Ep 19: Collecting the Evidence For Change”
We humans like comfort. We believe that making ourselves comfortable is a good way to take care of ourselves and make ourselves feel content. But is this desire truly helpful or is it simply a way to keep ourselves stuck exactly where we are?Continue reading “Ep 18: Is Comfort Overrated?”
You have probably heard the word ‘grit’ thrown around, but what does it really mean? Our guest on this episode boils it down to “getting back up, one more time.”Continue reading “Ep 17: Getting Gritty with Rebecca Louise”
What are the pros and cons of using rewards vs. consequences as our compelling reason to change?
In this episode, we talk about impulse control and how giving in to unplanned urges can really get in the way of achieving lasting change. Not only that, but it can rob us of the pleasure of anticipating and maximizing an indulgence.