First off; forgive yourself when you aren’t able to live up to the goal you have set for yourself. As we challenge ourselves to change negative patterns we can fall back on old patterns because it’s easier. Finding your willpower to break habits is all about creating new habits and reward systems. Try many different things, write lists, and make a game out of your challenge.
- Start: Whatever this looks like for you, everyday is the right day to start being in practice.
- Start A New: Relearn and grow; as we grow and change into the adjusted version of ourselves, we need to relearn how to help and support ourselves. As we go through the process, we then re-adjust to needing new things to assist us. For instance, your old habits and old way of dealing are no longer needed. We give ourselves room to readjust and relearn what we need for change. We expand into updated versions of ourselves that have evolved like butterflies.
- Start Again: When we skip a day, a week, or a month! Give yourself grace and allow yourself to start again. You aren’t ‘starting over’, because the growth you lived the last time you started again hasn’t gone away. You are always building onto of the work you’ve already done like building blocks.
I also suggest keeping a journal handy, whether that is next to your bed, in your car, or in your back pocket. Having a place to write down our feels and frustrations can help us stay on track. It’s cathartic to put pen to paper and get the thoughts in our mind out on paper. It’s also a way to reflect and keep track of our progress. We like to see proof that it’s not for nothing, and we are moving in forward motion.
Today is the perfect day to start again.
xoxo Alia Pollet