“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it’s what we do consistently” - Tony Robbins
What we practice grows stronger.
This is true of the behaviors we do regularly like meditating for 5 minutes each morning, journaling, biting our nails, and cruising the fridge for an after dinner snack whether we're hungry or not.
It is also true of our thoughts and inner dialogue.
If we practice worrying and comparing ourselves to others, those thoughts grow stronger.
Similarly, if we practice gratitude and self-compassion, those qualities will be reinforced.
After consistent repetition, it happens without us even realizing; it's on autopilot.
Which is wonderful when the behaviors are both automatic AND beneficial:
Taking three deep breaths before you get out of bed each morning
Brushing your teeth
Putting on your sneakers first thing and going out for a walk
Calling a friend or family member each morning to catch up
But what about the behaviors that are well-practiced, but NOT serving us so well….
Pouring that second, third, or sixth glass of wine at the end of the day
Eating well past the point of comfortable fullness
Staying up too late on TikTok
The one-off night staying up late to finish your favorite Netflix series, or the extra cocktails on a fun night out, or staying in bed on a rainy morning rather than getting up for yoga isn’t what’s important.
Do you want to...
Add more movement into your day? Practice getting up and moving. Every. Single. Day. Rather than judging yourself because you don't have the same body you had 15 years ago.
Heal your relationship with food? Practice awareness, self-compassion and deep listening - rather than judgment, shame and guilt.
Enhance your deep listening skills? Practice listening to understand, rather than listening to respond
Deeper connection in your life? Practice connecting inwards and establishing a solid foundation of trust and stability, rather than reaching outwards trying to please others and fit in.
Here's a KEY tip. Keep it small so you can keep it consistent. Small successes add up to big wins.
Read on HERE to learn 3 things that sabotage behaviors and thoughts we want more of in our lives, and make a plan to bring more of those positive habits into your life!
Have a beautiful week friends.