We Should Be Conscious about our Habits, to Change and to Optimize our Habits Regularly in Order to Create a Realignment and to Track Where we are and where we Want to Go. This Attitude is Helpful to Unlock the Unlimited Power of the Mind.
Habits are Found in an Area of the Brain called the Basal Ganglia and the Brain Steam. This “Hard-Wiring” in the Brain must Be Regularly Updated with better “Level of Programming” to Achieve more in Life Starting from Ourselves.
Thanks to the latest Researches in Neuroscience, nowadays we have many Ways to “Get Inside” our Brain Circuits to Make the “Mental Shift” we must Make First in Order to Create Changes in our Lives.
In General, Habits are Simply Repetitive “Reactions” to an External Stimulus (Conscious or Unconscious). We See, Hear, Smell, Taste, Hear Something we Do or Don’t Like and we React on the Base on How we Feel.
Changes always Occur from the Inside to Outside to Be really Effective.
The more often we Perform a Specific Action Aligned to a Vision of Ourselves in the Future or a Scheduled Goal and more this Habit gets Physically wired into our Brain and it becomes even more PsychoPhysiologically “Normal” for our Consciousness to include it in our Life and Permit it to shape our Present and Future Behaviors.
In a Certain Sense, Habits can Easily and Mechanically Emerge because the Brain is Constantly looking for Ways to save Effort, affirm Charles Duhigg Author of the Book “The Power of Habit. Why we do What we do and How to Change.”
In Order to Create an Habit we have to Pass Through these 3 Phases:
- A Cue: the Trigger that Starts a Habit.
- A Routine: the Habit that Follows the Cue. It’s when a Habit becomes so Easy to be Practiced that it’s Impossible don’t Master it.
- A Reward: the Benefit we can Gain from a determined Habit.
Imagine the Typical Habits, Good or Bad: Brushing our Teeth, Take a Shower, Drink a cup of Coffee for Breakfast, Close the Door of our House, Putting our Seatbelt on and Turn on the Radio.
These Actions are small Enough that you don’t even Think about Them. We simply Action them Automatically. But they are tiny Actions that can Support Consistent Patterns for Example our “Morning Routine”.
If we Wanted to Form new Habits, the Best Way to Start would be to Make tiny Changes that our brain could quickly Learn and Automatically repeat, that is: to Chunk a Task in even more smaller Tasks that Compose the whole Action which in turn Create the desired Complete Pattern.
“Motivational Waves” are those Moments where we Feel really Inspired to Take a new Action and to Create a New Habit.
When our Motivation is High, to Take Action Immediately is the Best Thing we can Do, but it also important to Remember that a Moment of “Enthusiasm” is not enough to Shape a Habit, also it is an Important Positive Force Useful to Actuate a Consistent Change.
We Are Not our Habits, but We can Become our Final Behavior.
We are not our Habits, but our Habits are Able to Conditioning the Levels of our Personal Energy, (given by the Reward that we can Intrinsically Gain from it) the Way we Think and Subsequently Behave. Walking “a Step behind our Soul” is a Functional Way to Be Able to Observe what We Truly Desire for Ourselves and to Develop More Awareness along the Path and if necessary, Realign the “Navigator” on the Scheduled “Itinerary”.
What if you Started Thinking of your Goals, not as Immense Life Change Goals that you want Achieve in a Blink of an Eye, rather as Tiny, Daily Behaviors that are Repeated until Permit you to Become the Person that you have Visioned during your Goals Setting Activity?
This Would Do all the Difference of the World because during the Action to Shape your Behavior you Would also be Walking toward the Person You are in the Future that you have Imagined. Adopting this Mindset all the Efforts would be Distributed along the Distances, Making the Path of Personal Development a Wonderful Journey of Self-Discovery, of Genuine Self-Experience and of Self-Mastering.
Author: Cristina Capucci