So I moved from alcohol cessation, to quitting my job, creating a new job, getting divorced, finding new love, leaving my home, finding a new home…well you get the point. When I was looking for my answers at the bottom of a pint glass my life structure was not solid. My framework was unstable due to a myriad of different reasons mostly related to my inexperience and lack of life skills.
In The Power of Habit, the author, Charles Duhigg, says that research has shown that habits cannot be removed. Instead, the way to manage destructive habits is create new habits, which you practice until the brain recognises them as more normal than the old. It’s all to do with your neural pathways, but forgive me if I don’t drift into a lot of scientific bluff. Just understand that your old habits can be pushed into the recess of your mind by the newer habits that you form.
I love creating new habits. Like I said it’s become a little addiction of mine. I am searching for that unattainable level of perfection. I owe it to my body, my mind and to everyone who has an invested interest in seeing me live long and prosper.
I am going to let you into my world as I share my thoughts on my habitual change process, which will help create a better life for me, and hopefully help you as well.
The Habit Index
May 2013 – Flossing
June 2013 – Oil Pulling
July 2013 – How to Become a Vegetarian
August 2013 – Get Rid of Sugar Now!