Changing habits will not happen just by wishing they would change. Successful changes happen when you make a plan and talk to yourself about that plan constantly. You should think about the things you want to change often; and if you make what you think about MATCH what you actually want to do, your brain may not like it at first but it will eventually go along.
I sleep great just about every night and tonight I am sure will be no exception. When my alarm goes off at 5:50 a.m. tomorrow to exercise for an hour before my personal training sessions begin, there is nothing that I would love to do more than to just stay under my warm covers and go back to sleep for an extra hour-- but I don’t. I have a plan. This plan is already laid out in my head tonight that I need to get up at that time in order to execute my plan for tomorrow. I start telling myself the night before I work out what is going to happen so I avoid any battle from taking place inside my head the next morning. Do you make an effort to choose your thoughts or do you just act on whatever falls into your head at the present time, even if it is in total disagreement with what you have said you wanted to do?
I want to encourage you today to know that you CAN change your habits. We are in a war and the mind is a battlefield. I tell my clients over and over that exercising is 75% mental and only 25% physical. The mind has to be in on the plan. Eventually it will go along and make things much easier for you. Learn to think ahead and your emotions will start lining up with your thoughts. If you have had years of experiencing wrong thinking and letting your emotions lead you as I have done in the past, then changing habits may not be easy and will definitely require a commitment of time and effort. However, the results will be well worth it.
Don’t say, “I am just an emotional person and I can’t help the way I feel and what I do.” Take control. You can do it!!!