In my last post I discussed how bad habits are the likely cause of problems you may have and how changing this habit to a good one, can help you feel better. It is not always easy to change a habit so I wanted to discuss a method I saw on a TED talk that I thought was worth sharing. (If you haven’t seen a TED talk make sure you head over to their page and check them out here). We often know that a particular habit is not good for us, but actually making the effort to change it is the hard part. In the TED talk by Judson Brewer, he discussed mindfulness and being curiously aware as a way to help break a habit. Continue reading to see what it means and how it can help.
I once saw a quote that I loved. I went along the lines of “It’s taken a bad habit to get you to this point and it’s going to take a new habit to fix it”. I believe this runs true with most people that I see in practice. There has been a bad habit that has been present for a long time that has led to their current situation. These “bad habits” can be things like Sitting poorly at a desk, sleeping in poor positions, poor lifting techniques, poor movement patterns etc. The list could go on for ages. They key point I wanted to discuss was that you first need to identify what bad habit may be causing your problems. You can then start to make changes. Creating a habit can take a while. In fact, some research has been done that has given an approximate time frame. Continue reading to see how long it can take to create a new habit.
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