Here's an awesome tip from the book 'Personality Isn't Permanent' by Benjamin P. Hardy, which I might have misremembered. Here's my version:
The example given in the book is of a very overweight man who identifies eating refined sugar as the habit he wants to give up.
He sees two distinct directions his life could go in: one where his life resembles that of his overweight parents, who suffer from numerous health problems and live a very limited life physically, and the other is a life of being able to hike and travel freely and live life to the full.
He fully commits and decides that from now on, he is a person who never eats refined sugar. An all-or-nothing approach evidently eliminates the decision fatigue that can sabotage our efforts to change. He takes it a step further and integrates this decision into his identity, delving into the side effects of sugar and exploring other ways to become a healthy person.
You don’t have to take it to that extreme but it's food for thought. Which future self do you want? The one you will have if you keep doing x or the one you will have if you stop?
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Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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