Some may think of confidence as brave and some may find it an act of courage. Basically the most important is not the declaration that you will seek it. It is following through.
How many times have you begun something and locate a folly with the process and poof it is done there is no more?
The Lies We Tell OURSELVES
- It is no big deal.
- I am not hurting anyone.
- I’ll try again on Monday or next year.
Stopping the Madness
- Acknowledgement is the first key.
- Follow through is the next key
- Finishing it to the end is the final key.
Yes, you recognize the pattern. You know that you need to adjust the dial. So, let’s be brave by admitting that this is a problem and that there needs to be a change.
For some it is easy to begin something; but humans are not programmed to keep going. You were built to change and alter as it is necessary. However, do you keep eating when you are full, refuse to get off the couch, physically inflict pain to your body and the list goes on and on.
It takes 21 days to create a habit and 28 days for this to become a pattern that you will readily identify with. So, don’t be too harsh on yourself. When there is a will there is a way and no one can stop you.
Anxiety is a nasty beast, but instead of letting the anxiety bully you. Stop, take a few deep breaths and count backwards 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and just do it. Mel Robbins of 5 Second Rule has a great mojo.
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Finishing it to the End
Another way to say follow through is to finish it to the end. Do not let anyone, including yourself, stop your flow. Get in your groove and go, go, go. You can do this!
Set a goal, it can be big or small; just set it. Count down 21 days and mark this on the calendar. Next, find an accountability buddy who will not only cheer you on, but will also call you out if needed. Make a pact with this individual; do it together or you go first and then immediately reciprocate.
Ready, set, the count down in on and 1 day will zip past and become 21 and voila. Go for another week and you’ve got this!!Natasha, I’d Love a Freebie to Help Me Get Started
Celebrate your success! Try not to include food. Celebrate you, what is something that you might not normally do and do that. Enjoy!
Oodles of Love and Magical Blessings,
Natasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author andArtist . She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves. Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center
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