Regular things we do, can if we do them for long enough turn into habits, but how do we create healthy habits that become part of who we are?
Repetitive behaviours that affect the brain in ways that create habits can be hard to change, particularly if they’re not healthy. Habits are automatic, they happen without us giving them much thought. They are part of us, part of our everyday routines.
They also play out unconsciously unless we consciously think about them. To change anything, it is important to create an awareness of the action, of the habit. For example, we pick up a pen and consciously think about picking up a pen.
It is important to consciously be aware of the patterns we want to change, to look for the patterns in our behaviour that may trigger unhealthy habits. Where the unconscious mind can’t differentiate between a toxic and non-toxic behaviour pattern, we should be aware of the triggering patterns of behaviour.
As our beliefs and mindset change, so too will our behaviour. The happier we are, the more we will create healthier habits. It is important to want to change, to be aware and to have faith. Lifestyle plays its part, and so does mindset.
The more we concentrate on our core values, our beliefs, and mindset, the more we can work on change. The more we work on change, the more our lifestyles can change, the more our habits may also change.