Then I'd feel like crap for my addiction to sugar and ice cream. This was long before I learned about the harm caused by dairy products. Fast forward to today. If you offered me a million dollars to hit that drive thru I'd say no.
What changed? My mindset. In the years since my food addiction days I changed my mindset around food, my body and what's really important to me. The techniques I used to get there are the same techniques that can help you get unstuck.
Before you can transform anything you have to become aware. What's bothering you about your current state? How is it impacting your life? How is it making you feel?
It's very easy to be on auto pilot in life. In fact we're encouraged to be on auto pilot. That keeps things at the status quo. But when you start to think about what your real wants and desires are, you may find yourself wanting...
This isn't my saying. Mel Robbins, famous for her book The Five Second Rule, said it first. She's completely right.
Motivation is garbage because you're never going to feel like doing the things that are necessary to create the life you want. It's literally not how your brain, or my brain, is wired. Your brain wants to protect you from anything that's scary, upsetting or outside your comfort zone.
What's outside your comfort zone?
ALL YOUR DREAMS! ALL OF THEM!
Want to get fit and healthy? Outside your comfort zone.
Want to build a business? Outside your comfort zone.
Want to travel the world? After COVID obviously. Outside your comfort zone.
Anytime you get a new idea or want to switch up what you're doing chances are you hesitate. That momentary hesitation sends a stress signal to your brain. Then your beautiful brain gets to work to protect you. It has a million different ways to protect you. One of them is called the Spotlight Effect....