Creating a New Habit

Behavioral patterns are considered habits when they meet the criteria laid out in the well-known habit loop: (1) trigger, (2) recurring behavior (the habit itself), and (3) reward. The trigger prompts the habit to occur pretty much subconsciously. It can be a regular time, circumstance, location, emotional event, smell, sound, or anything else you associate with the habit. The reward is a payoff you desire. Rewards are often an emotional response, like feeling elated when you complete your morning exercise or pleasure from a bite of chocolate. A reward can also be the opposite, an escape from emotion, such as that achieved from consuming too much alcohol. Continue reading

Driven by What Other People Think

I love this Wayne Dryer quote, “What other people think of me is none of my business.” When we stop worrying about how we may be judged, our behavior changes. We follow our path and are not driven by what others think. Adopting this attitude is a gateway to great personal freedom. Continue reading

Challenging Belief to Change Behavior

Challenging Belief to Change Behavior

Beliefs are products of our experiences and environment. They are the source of behavior. If you accept you are here to evolve, questioning what you believe is inevitable. If you have behaviors you want to change, questioning what you believe is imperative. Continue reading

Belief, the Source of Behavior

Belief, the Source of Behavior

Sometimes we behave in a way we do not like, that does not serve us, or shows up as a bad habit.  Behavior is made up of actions and reactions. Because we behave in accordance with what we believe, we can change behavior by identifying and challenging the belief driving it. Continue reading