What are Your Mind Habits?
There are certain patterns our brains like. The ones we've practiced over and over for whatever reason. They can sound like:
- The 'What-ifs': I'd like to do this, but 'what if' this happens?
- Mind reading: What will he/she/they think?
- Comparing: They know so much more than me, there's no point in me offering my opinion
- Judging: They're wrong and don't know what they're talking about.
The above are some common examples of mind habits. These are the types of thoughts that can get in our way.
If you're wanting to take a leap and try something new, the 'what-ifs' will stop you every time.
If you're wanting to have an impact in your work, the comparing can stop you in your tracks.
This is why it's essential that you get familiar with your mind habits and practice those that are in line with the meaning you're looking for.
Practicing Your Mind Habits: 20% vs 80%
In my work with clients over the last 14 years, there have been many times I've heard: But Janette, I know all this. I know I need to get up and exercise even if I don't feel like it. But I still don't do it? Why?
The answer to that million dollar question is: Insight is only 20% of the equation of changing a pattern.
What is the remaining 80% you wonder?
You need to practice the mind habits that will support you in creating and connecting with that meaning you're looking for.
With this combination of Mind & Meaning working together in your life, the options really are limitless.
If you'd like to find out more about what this practice looks like and how you can begin strengthening your own mental habits, why not take a first step in this process.
Let's take that first step together by chatting. Click below to being the process.