153: When Habits Just Aren’t Working

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153: When Habits Just Aren’t Working

Creating and sticking to new habits is always a challenge within itself, but it's definitely doable. If you're looking to start some new healthy habits, then you'll want to hear this episode with today's guest, Brenda. If you're a member of our Facebook group, then you likely know Brenda because she's always quick to lend support and encouragement on different posts. Plus, she's hilarious. Right now, Brenda's in a transitional period in life. She's decided to step away from her day job to pursue her passion for ministry. We discuss how she can use her current habits as a springboard for creating new ones and using cues as triggers for developing them. We also touch on how to determine the bigger "why" behind the habits you wish to create.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • The 4 Steps to Creating a Habit
  • Using habits that you’ve already established as springboards for new ones
  • Examining cues that you can use as triggers for new habits
  • Thinking about the excuses that you give yourself and working to eliminate them
  • Creating ways to record your successes and giving yourself grace when you stumble off track

What To Do Next:

  • Have a habit that you’d like to start incorporating into your daily life? Get started by using the 4 Steps to Creating a Habit and work toward making it a routine in your life.
  • This year for Christmas, I am asking for reviews on my book, The Joy of Missing Out. If you’ve read it, it would mean the world to me if you would take a few minutes to review it on Amazon or Goodreads.

Resources and Links

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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton