Refuse to Feed Habits That Don’t Serve You — And Win

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Choose to feed what serves you.

Finding time becomes easier, and more enjoyable, too, when you refuse to feed habits that don’t serve you.  These are habits that steal your time and block your success at every turn.  

I’m talking about habits like denial and procrastination and, yes, perfectionism, too. Simply put, they are destructive and dangerous.

You see, the reality is that the habits that don’t serve you can’t survive without plenty of practice and fodder.  They need repetition and they are also voracious.

So repetition plus a steady diet of illusions is what helps to keep them going. They thrive wherever you resist reality and turn away from fundamental responsibilities.

Now, why not explore how your particular unhelpful habits have secured a foothold in your life? You’re bound to broaden your understanding of yourself and where you get stuck.  

And best of all, you’ll start seeing how to get unstuck.

Refuse to Feed Habits That Don’t Serve You — Take Action:

Identify the role your habit plays in your life. Unhelpful habits are often legacies from bargains you’ve struck with yourself over time. Reviewing the package deal may reveal that you’re more than ready to revise the terms.

So here’s an exercise to help you get to the bottom of one of these bargains.

Exercise:

Select one habit and ask yourself 3 simple questions about it:

  • What is the history of this habit in my life? Where did it originate, and what were the circumstances? Understanding its history engages your powers of analysis and keeps you from over-identifying with the behaviors that are the outgrowth of this habit.
  • How did it originally help me? No judgment is needed. Keep an objective perspective. It’s extremely useful to see how you make choices that you perceive as being in your self-interest. It’s merely a matter of updating your criteria.
  • What does it keep me from? (This may be positive or negative.)  Briefly describe what you discover. Here, you set the past aside. You focus only on how your choice to feed your habit affects you every day in the present.

Here’s why it helps when you refuse to feed habits that don’t serve you:

By shining a spotlight on this set of hidden patterns (they depend on secrecy) you are already depriving your habit, whatever it may be, of some of its sustenance and power. The more rationally you examine the gains and losses of your time choices, the more empowered you will feel to make fresh decisions that are more productive and personally rewarding.

Each time you open up to seeing and making conscious choices you refuse to feed habits that don’t serve you.  

How empowering that is for you.

So look around. You are standing at an important crossroads.

Are you willing to weather the losses that come with important gains? What choices will you make today, to stop feeding old habits and start empowering yourself?

By consciously committing to go the distance, you gain enormous strength to keep perceived setbacks in perspective and weigh them against what you are giving yourself.

And here’s something more to consider.  

If procrastination holds you back, you’re certainly not alone. Millions of people struggle with this energy draining time thief. Procrastination’s costs include lost productivity, lost income, lost opportunities, frazzled nerves and damaged relationships.

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“I Don’t Know Where to Start!” unmasks this time thief with exercises to help you identify your own unique brand of procrastination. And it provides insights to help you successfully address what you discover.

You really can make conscious choices about your time and how to use it. And you really can change old habits and patterns. Using the tools and skills you’ll learn in “I Don’t Know Where to Start” you’ll get started and keep going!

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Let’s explore time together…

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