Guest: Gretchen Rubin
I assume you read this blog and listen to our weekly podcast episodes because you’re maybe looking to change something about yourself.
Maybe you’re looking to lose a few pounds, or improve your digestion, or heal your thyroid, or learn how to JERF.
Whichever it may be, creating change in your life requires two important things. First, you need to decide. To CHOOSE to make the change. And second, you MUST change your habits.
Because the cultivation of new habits is the fuel for being better than before.
I’m sure you’ve tried this approach before. You read that book … or that magazine … or that blog post about transforming your life through building new habits. But nothing ever stuck.
Before you knew it, your “new habits” slipped back into your old ways. Again and again.
But here’s what no one ever told you…
Strategies for changing your habits (and thus your life) are not one-size-fits-all. In other words, what works for my personality type — I’m what they call an Upholder — may not work for yours.
For example, maybe you’re a Questioner. Someone who needs a sound reason or real purpose to change your ways. For any change to happen, it needs to be worthwhile.
Or maybe you’re an Obliger, needing external accountability for motivation. You need deadlines, outside expectations, and responsibilities to meet.
Then again, you could be a Rebel and resist pretty much anyone’s input. You do what you want to do.
In today’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Gretchen Rubin, author of Better than Before, and I discuss 8 effective strategies for creating habits and how to exploit your own personality type to make your new habits stick.
* Why I went out and bought a scale last week. (Never thought I’d do that!
* How Gretchen literally changed her diet overnight … even when she had no intention to.
* A good reason why “moderation” may not be working for you.
* The pitfalls of YOLO.
* Why rewarding yourself for good behavior may not be as sensible as you thought.
Today’s episode with Gretchen has earned our INSTANT CLASSIC award. Click the PLAY button at the top of the post to listen to the entire episode.
Enjoy today’s episode!