How do you start building habits? It can start slowly without you even noticing the habit is building. Bad habits form in insidious ways. It’s often something you don’t even notice is a bad habit. You just happen to hit the bar after work to blow off a little steam and hang out with a few friends and you all stop going to the gym. Staying up late and not getting enough sleep so instead of truly applying yourself at work you coast through your shifts just so you can get to the bar as quickly as possible. You order a burger with fries instead of a chicken wrap because everyone else is getting a burger so why not you?
You slowly gain weight, lose energy and focus, and might even start slouching towards alcoholism without even noticing what’s happening to you. You convince yourself it’s only something that’s temporary, that you’ll get back to the gym in a week or two, you’ll eat better soon enough, and you will sleep in on the weekend and finally catch up on your sleep so you’re not constantly tired all the time. Yet all these things keep being planned for tomorrow, for a mythical day that never arrives because doing the things you’re doing right now makes you happy and working to change those things will be hard and you have no idea if you’ll ever be successful at them. You’re in a rut and while you might complain about it now and again, the truth is that you’re pretty content in that rut.
Yet you know you need to change, you understand your current situation is unhealthy and that you can do better. You want to lose some weight, you want to put in more work at the office so you can finally get that promotion and pay raise you’ve been seeking. Your doctor is on you about all the drinking you’re doing and you know improving your health will have a big impact on your life. It’s just that finding your way towards good habits is so hard and you’ve struggled with these problems for so long it seems impossible to overcome them. Changing habits appears overwhelming. Sure you quit drinking for a couple weeks every so often, but you always end up back at the bar sooner or later. How will you ever finally overcome your bad habits and start building habits that are healthy?
The Only Person You Cheat
The truth is something you already knew. That you are cheating yourself, you’re denying yourself the better life you could have if you would just put in the time and effort to improve your life – building habits that can make a difference. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. You do need skills and knowledge to be able to make these things happen and they can be done. It is the TOPUCU mantra that the only person you cheat is you. You’re only hurting yourself when you continue to stick to your bad habits and fail to correct behaviors that you know aren’t productive. You need to figure out the better way to live your life and with TOPUCU’s help, you’ll be able to do just that.
You know you have a bad habit but understanding why you continue to go back to that bad habit even when you know you shouldn’t is something you have to understand and address. Understand exactly what it is that makes you do what you’re doing. Are you rewarding yourself in some way? Is going to the bar your reward for making it through another day at work? Is it a reaction to stress or some other emotional trigger? Are you performing the bad habit because it’s a response to something in your life, is it a coping mechanism of some kind? These are the hard questions you need to ask yourself and discover the truth of what is going on inside your mind and how you can change what you are doing to improve your life. To make a real breakthrough and escape your bad habits and start building habits that will be good for the rest of your life.
How to Build Habits
TOPUCU will work to guide you to that better life by taking you on the seven-step path of breaking your bad habits and establishing good habits in your life. Each of these steps will allow you to understand exactly what is going on inside your mind and allow you to come to grips with the decisions you have been making and how you can change those decisions from self-destructive negative decisions to better more positive decisions that will build upon themselves. Unlike the starts and stops you’ve had in the past with failed diets, failed creative projects, or other tasks you got motivated for a little while on before going back to your old ways this is a system that leads to sustainable results. Instead of feeling like you’re building on a foundation of sand that’ll just be washed away by the next tide you’ll be building a solid and strong foundation that will be able to withstand all the temptations and troubles life throws at you. Building habits that will last.
Steps to Building Habits
You begin in step 1 and start to understand the basic ideas of what habits are. You’ll look at triggers, routines and rewards and see how your mind works and why you’re doing what you’re doing. This vital info is what begins your process towards building habits to improve your life. In step 2 you’ll begin to truly understand how motivation works and what you need to do find the motivation you need to push forwards towards your good habits and away from the rut you’ve been stuck in. In step 3 you’ll learn about pain in the sense that while you are struggling to follow your good habits that struggle pales in comparison to being stuck in the life you’re currently living.
Step 4 will teach you about the “Seven E’s” they’re how your mind operates and the ways to remove the bad habits from the wiring in your brain and to rewire your thoughts and ideas towards better habits and a positive lifestyle. Step 5 will teach you about visualization and how to truly see and aspire to your better life. You’ve been looking for this life for so long and now you can finally understand how looking towards it will help you achieve it. In step 6 you’ll learn about the importance of time and how you only have a very finite number of hours every week and you need to use those hours in the best way possible to improve your life. Finally, step 7 will teach you how to burn the bridge from your past life and your bad habits and turn towards your better life that you’re seeking. With TOPUCU you can begin building habits and the better life you’ve always wanted.