Good Habits – Good Life
Forming good habits is something everyone always talks about. How if you just stick to something long enough it’ll become second nature to you and help you truly get where you want to go. People speak of the framework of what a good habit is and how you can achieve it but they never really get into the nuts and bolts about how good habits are truly formed. People know that they should do good things. They should go to bed earlier, stop drinking so much (or stop drinking altogether) stop smoking, work on projects in their off time, all sorts of different supposedly good things people should do that they never truly get around to doing for one reason or another. The good habit sounds like a great idea in theory but in practice, it never gets around to being implemented. What is it that holds people back from changing habits that are destructive and improving their lives with good habits that will help them prosper in life?
Do the Right Thing
People know on some level that they should do the right thing. They should go out and take a walk or jog around the block a few times. They should take up an art class or get more involved in their local community, but finding time for these things is hard and passivity is so easy to fall back into. What is it that allows a person to quit smoking after years of being a smoker? What gets a couch potato off the sofa and onto the treadmill? How do you keep these habits going strong and not reverting back to the way you were before? It’s one thing to do something for a short period of time, but to be able to truly commit to a healthy lifestyle choice, to truly enjoy personal transformation, takes lots of work and more than that it takes understanding exactly how these sorts of habits are formed in the first place.
The biggest problem people have is that they don’t truly understand how a habit forms and what it is that makes a person commit to an activity. Forming good habits is not some fluke event that you just happen to luck into. It’s an event that is brought forward by some level of determination, will power, and desire to change yourself for the better. It’s done by understanding exactly what it is that kept you doing the things you were doing previously and working to correct those behaviors. It’s learning about how the mind works and understanding that even with the best of intentions if you don’t have a solid foundation to change what you’re doing you’re going to end up failing in the long run.
External forces can help you along, a doctor can warn you about your lifestyle not being a healthy one and that you have to make changes or else face health problems that could be debilitating or even worse. A loved one can put their foot down and demand you make changes in your life to better yourself or they’ll cut you out of their lives. While these sorts of pressures can cause change its internal motivation that is the most powerful source of change a person can have. Doing things to improve your life because you want to do them is the most likely path to success possible.
Learning exactly why you’re stuck in your bad habits and how to get out of that rut and build good habits is what TOPUCU is all about. When it comes to your bad habits and poor lifestyle choices the truth is The Only Person You Cheat Is You. You might feel like you’re letting other people down by not doing the best you can, but the truth is the person being hurt most by it is you yourself. You owe it to yourself to follow the TOPUCU process of learning how to create and sustain good habits and move in a positive direction. This is learning about how your mind works and what makes it so that a good habit can be kept and bad habits can be removed from your life.
Step one begins you on the journey of understanding what habits are and how they form. You’ll be taught about triggers that cause responses that become your routines and how your brain rewards you for following the routine. Learning this process is the beginning of understanding how to take control of situations and begin improving your life. Once you have completed step one you’ll have a solid foundation to build upon. Step 2 will go further into the motivational factors I talked about before and help you better understand how both external and internal motivations can help you meet your goals. Self-motivation is the key to achieving everything you’ve been seeking when it comes to better life habits and a better lifestyle.
Step 3 talks about the pain that comes both from having to break your bad habits and the toughness of dealing with a new lifestyle and sticking to your good habits. It also focuses on the truth that the pain you suffer from not breaking your bad habits might not seem like a big deal but in reality, it’s so much worse for you then the minor pain you have from changing your life for the better. The only person you cheat is you is not just a slogan, it’s the truth about what bad habits and a shoddy lifestyle do to a person.
The Seven E’s are step 4 on the path and will better help you understand the thoughts that enter your mind and how they impact what you do in your life. Habits are a completely mental issue and being in control of your thoughts and your mind will allow you to make the right decisions. Instead of falling back on old bad habits you’ll find the mental clarity and toughness to push through and stick to your good habits. Every step of the path will better show you exactly what it is your dealing with when struggling with bad habits.
Understanding the importance of visualization and being able to do it properly is step 5 in the journey. It’s the best way to focus your mind and understand exactly what you’re seeking to achieve. Be it losing weight, quitting drinking, saving more money, or anything else, being able to see it as reality makes it so much easier for you to make it a reality. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to and learning these skills will make it so much easier.
The final two steps will allow you to understand truly how precious your time is and make it so that you can make the most of your time at all times. Once you understand how to budget your time and handle your tasks without procrastination things will become so much easier for you. The final step will be to burn the bridge between your old life and your new life. Living your new better life with the good habits you’ve trained yourself to have will be so rewarding you’ll wish you had started it sooner. If you truly want a better life TOPUCU will help you achieve it.