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Breaking up with Bad Habits: Simple but NOT easy
Time Matters: Habit formation
Did You Know: Limbic friction.
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Breaking up with Bad Habits
As you rush through your morning routine. You glance at your packed schedule, and a realization hits you...
It's going to be another jam-packed day with no time for a workout.
We've all used “no time” as an excuse. Let’s break that habit.
What I'm about to tell you is simple BUT not easy.
To break a habit - bring awareness to it.
Like… "Oh, I just made the excuse of not having time to work out." Right after you do that, add something positive like 10 jumping jacks.
Positive doesn't have to mean you enjoy it, but that it's good for you.
Time Matters: Habit Formation
Creating healthy habits is hard.
But what if I told you the time of day can make it easier to stick?
Yep, it's true.
The first 8 hours of being awake you're more focused and ready for action.
Dopamine, adrenaline, and cortisol levels are the highest. So try getting those habits in early.
Keep the time flexible. Like, "I'll work out before noon." That way when life gets busy, you've got some wiggle room.
Learn to Scramble Well(ness):
While eating your lunch, waiting for your lunch, or letting go of your lunch, try our wellness-themed word scramble. It's one word a day, and you can find the answer at the bottom of this newsletter - good luck!
Did You Know? Like Really Know…
The gap between “wanting to do a thing” and actually “doing that thing” is called limbic friction.
It happens between two parts of our brain:
Prefrontal cortex: controls rational thought
Limbic system: controls impulses
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