Change unwanted habits and responses – Auckland
A friend asked the other day what it was I told myself that enabled me to get out of bed and exercise every day. He was searching for a strategy that he could use to encourage himself and he found it.
Being a NLP practitioner I understand we all have strategies and play them all the time. Think about how you cook a meal. How do you know it is time to cook the meal? How do you decide what to eat? How do you follow a recipe? How do you leave the kitchen bench when you serve up the meal? How do you react when someone does it quite differently – and in your kitchen? These are all strategies.
Change an unwanted habit
Now, what if you could change an unwanted habit, like not exercising daily or needing to eat the whole packet of crisps rather than just 3 or 4 and leave the rest feeling satisfied.
What if you could go to the shopping mall and just window shop rather than getting the credit card out? What if you could come home refreshed enough to engage in family chatter or respond appropriately to the simple question of “what would you like for dinner?” Is there someone in your office you have to work with whose very voice or proximity usually just annoys you? Not very useful if they are part of your team is it. What would it be like if you could stop yourself from responding negatively to them?
Everyone is human. There are some people who annoy others and there are things people do that can annoy you. Sometimes this is easy to ignore if it has little or no relevance to you and sometimes it is really unhelpful and can create arguments perhaps between you and a loved one.
As well as everything mentioned above here are some examples of other things you can change when you want to:
- Nail biting
- Stress or boredom eating
- Giving up
- Feeling inadequate
- Picking at sores
If you want to change your unwanted habit or response to someone or something you can. By identifying the strategy you are running and planning to interrupt it you can respond quite differently allowing yourself to change to the behaviour you clearly would prefer. By thinking and behaving in a different way you can make changes.
Contact me now so you can find out where you can make changes for the results you really want.