Do you ever feel trapped? Enough to cry about it? I felt trapped by stupid behavior that always seemed just out of my control. If you’ve ever felt like that – read on…
The majority of your day is ran on autopilot. Habits, routine, the daily grind; whatever you call it. It’s a good system to keep things from overwhelming us, but it can also lead us into behaviors we don’t like. Trapping us.
Here’s how it works – I use the acrostic TEAR to help us remember –
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Think of Dec. 31 as a reset button. The New Year always brings about a sense of empowerment for me. It’s just another ordinary day, but something about starting the calendar over gives some kind of permission to start myself over as well.
Last year, I decided to not wait until the new year to start my new self. I knew that if I waited, if I continued my habits, I would be unsuccessful just as I had been for the several preceding years. Instead, I made October 1st my “new me” date.
We all have some ideas floating around in our head; specifically the things you want to do in 2015 that have eluded you so far.
Have you set a goal, or written down what you want?
Research & Experts
As Michael Hyatt wrote last year – “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, did a study on goal-setting with 267 participants. She found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.”
Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, and more – global leaders in the field of getting stuff done – all teach this.
You love funny stuff. Even when the topic is as serious as your everlasting soul (I’m looking at you, Jon Acuff).
Some people see self-control the same way they see religion – with a very serious “yesyesgoodadvice; I ought to do something about that” frown-y face.
But it’s really not that serious. In fact, the system in your brain that creates laughter and the one that creates habits are one-in-the-same! Betcha didn’t know that!
According to Dr. Alex Lickerman, MD here – “We’re signaling ourselves that whatever horrible thing we’ve just encountered isn’t really as horrible as it appears, something we often desperately want to believe.” As far as I can tell – that’s the good doctor’s real name.