How To Change Bad Behaviour

Can you believe there’s only 4 months left of 2021 🤯 September often feels like the reboot of the year. I think I still have the academic calendar firmly ingrained into me.

September can be a great time for starting new things, doing things differently. If you were starting a fresh, what would you change about the way you are working/living? Behavioural change isn’t always quick or easy. Often, it requires consistent effort.

Take for example, ruminating thoughts. You build up this way of thinking not just over days or weeks but years, decades even! By doing something differently once, it may help, but it won’t change that behaviour long term.

The result you are looking for comes from consistently applying the tool each and every time you get stuck in your head over 6-12 months until the new behaviour is deeply integrated and myelin coats the new neural pathway to make this the default setting.

Think 1% better every day.

Making small 1% marginal gains every day accumulate over time into the positive outcomes you are looking for. If you want to be able to run 5k three times a week, we don’t start by running 5k. Believe me, I know! I’m always getting injured stepping up my running too quickly.

It all starts with showing up consistently three times a week and building up slowly over time.

How does this apply to you? Hit reply and let me know.

Keep opening up,


PS skipped straight to the end, cheeky 😉 The key to behavioural change is to show up and have consistency of action with 1% micro improvements.

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