I am a strong believer in higher guidance and universal alignment. I believe that we should always take notice of the signs that are all around us, the messages that we receive. We have an inner guidance system that continually pushes us towards what we desire. This is why it is so important to take notice of what is happening all around us. To take notice of the messages that the universe is sending us and why it is vital that we are mindful of our thoughts.
OUR THOUGHTS CREATE OUR REALITY!
Don’t allow rogue thoughts to attract what you don’t want into your reality. The universe send us what we ask for!
Recently, every email I have received and every blog post I have read has been a reminder that we are creatures of habit. We don’t even realise we are doing the same things over and over again. We get stuck in a routine and just keep repeating the same old habits on a daily basis, like a needle stuck on a broken record. Sometimes our habits are good and lead us on to create great things in our lives, but, sometimes, our habits are bad and lead us into failure and disappointment.
Like I said, every thing I seem to read recently has been on this subject so I thought it was about time I started to take notice and take a look at some of my own bad habits and what I could do to change them. I mentioned in a previous post The 90 Day New Habit Challenge with Brilliance Within that I had signed up to a 90 day new habit challenge that one of my fellow bloggers has set up. You can join the challenge by using the link above. This was just one of many signs I have received about changing my habits. Several books I have read recently have all had similar messages about the habits we form and how they can either drive us forward to success or hold us back and lead us to failure.
Yesterday, alone, I had three emails all about changing our habits!
So I thought it was time I started really listening to the universal messages that were being sent to me. I’ve started my The 90 Day New Habit Challenge with Brilliance Within and I have to say I’m really enjoying it. I’ll keep you posted with my progress.
One of the key points I have picked up through my recent reading is that whenever we start to form a new habit or change a bad one for a good one we have to remember that we are reprogramming our brains. Our brains are like robots and they need to be programmed to work how we want them to. We can’t just flick a switch one day and say “OK, I’ve done it this way my whole life but now I want to do it that way” and expect our robot brains to just go “Oh, OK”, it just doesn’t work like that.
Let me use smoking as an example; for those of you who smoke, or have ever smoked, you will know that when you start it is never a good experience, but for some reason you keep at at until, hey presto, you’re hooked. You keep trying over and over until one day you don’t cough your guts up when you inhale, it doesn’t taste awful and you start to actually enjoy smoking, then, you need it, you’re hooked! You have created a habit through persistent repetition!
It’s the same for any habit. You repeat something over and over until your brain says “OK, so we’re doing this every day now. Righto!” And so the habit is formed and becomes a part of your every day life. It is no longer a challenge, no longer something that feels strange to do. It becomes as natural as getting up in morning or brushing your teeth. It becomes HABIT!
The thing is that habits, good or bad, appear to be easier to create than they are to break. This is great when creating new, good habits, but a little more frustrating when trying to break those old, locked in, bad habits. The good news is that it just takes a little perseverance and a lot of repetition. All you need to do is decide what habits you want to break and what ones you want to create.
“…….remember that a paradigm is a multitude of habits that are lodged in your subconscious mind…….you must change the paradigm in the same way it was created – through repetition of information.” – Bob Proctor
Now, don’t go in like a bull in a china shop and try to break all your old, bad habits, all at once, while trying to create loads of new, good habits at the same time. If you do that you are setting yourself up for failure. Below are some of the tips I have learned over the last few days from all the great life changing gurus I subscribe to:
- Start with just one habit you want to change
- Take it day by day. One step at a time
- Don’t give up if one day you relapse back into a bad habit or don’t stick to your daily target towards your good habit. Start over fresh tomorrow; remember breaking/creating new habits takes time and practice
- Tell people about what you’re doing. You are less likely to give up if you know other people are watching your progress
- Seek support from friends and family. Good support will boost your chances of success and receiving encouragement from people who matter to you will also boost your confidence and keep you motivated
- Know what your end goal is. Why are you doing this? What do you want to achieve? Having a goal to focus on gives you something to work towards and keeps you going when you are struggling the most
- Give yourself a pat on the back at the end of each successful day. If you’re finding it hard the next day remind yourself that you got through yesterday so you can get through today. ONE DAY AT A TIME!
- Believe in yourself. You CAN do this
It’s never going to be easy to reprogram your brain. You have spent a lifetime doing things in a certain way and it will feel alien trying to turn it around, but it is so worth it. Great results require hard work, lots of effort, perseverance and repetition. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. If it was it wouldn’t be worthwhile!
Good luck changing your habits and becoming the person you always dreamed you could be.
Love and happiness