Have you been dancing the “one step forward, two steps back” tango like so many others who set out to make changes in their lives?, Are you ready to look into the patterns that have been holding you back from actualizing your desires? If yes, it means that you haven’t yet dug deep enough to find the causes of what’s driving the forces that slow you down.
So let’s say it’s been a stressful day, and you reach for the bag of chips to suddenly realize you’ve eaten all of them. Or you really want to start writing your novel, but find that there’s always something that is more important to do before you can start. Do you realize that your mind has been using these behaviors as a way to keep the status quo? There’s a method behind this frustrating behavior, even though it might not seem very logical compared to what you know about healthy eating habits, or that the novel won’t write itself. Though our minds are in charge of our thoughts and common sense, emotions live there too.
It’s a bit of detective work to find out what is pulling your strings. If it’s not as simple as just doing that thing you want to do, and sticking to it, then something deeper is going on. But without that awareness, how do you expect to change for good?