We all have our inner demons to contend with. Slowly and deliberately, I am working through mine. The latest demon was my bad eating habits.
I’ve been exercising plenty but not shedding any pounds. I knew it was because of my habit of late night snacking.
So I needed to drop the late night snacking. When I stopped, the pounds started coming off.
The trick here is to avoid common pitfalls of changing habits…
Failure is no excuse when you fall off the wagon: If you are changing a habit and find yourself cheating, jump right back on the wagon. And don’t be upset with yourself. Remember that you are still on the right path.
A couple weeks after I stopped the late night snacks, I fell off the wagon. The next day I resumed my new good habit.
Reward yourself, don’t punish yourself! I decided to allow one late night snack each month, based on other days when I am faithful to my new habit.
I did very well in October: I only fell of the wagon twice. It’s November and now I can enjoy my one late night snack each month, guilt free.
I hope my suggestions for changing habits are useful to you.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”