Do you feel like you’re in a slump?
Has your chiropractic practice plateaued?
Today’s topic builds on last week’s blog on ways to break self-sabotaging habits. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out! We went through a four step process in order to change beliefs that drive behaviours and habits.
This week we’re talking about a more general way to change an unwanted behaviour!
“How you do anything is how you do everything”
The things that you do and don’t do dictate the results we get in our life. If you wish to change the results that you get, you must reflect on the beliefs that are driving your patterns of behaviour.
Evaluate macro patterns and then dive into the specifics patterns that you want to modify for the better. By changing one aspect of your life, you can and will ripple effect in other aspects of your life.
Create a state of neurological disequilibrium
If you’re stuck in a habit that is impacting your behaviour, by working on other patterns you will create a state of neurological disequilibrium allowing you to move forward on changing other patterns of behaviours. Remember we’re creatures of neurology!
You may first need to begin by working on behaviours that may not be directly related to what you’re are aiming to change. Keeping your nervous system guessing will facilitate you achieving more significant changes in patterns of behaviours.
Update your hardwired habits
Being stuck in a rut or a habit is the product of being neurologically hardwired to do the same thing, in the same way. Mix things up by changing some of your daily habits.
Brush your teeth with the opposite hand.
Park in a different spot at work.
Reduce your TV consumption by 90%.
Sit somewhere different at the dinner table.
Do this for a minimum of 30 days. It takes 30 days to create a new pattern of behaviour.
All of these simple little habits will create that state of relative neurological disequilibrium allowing you to change bigger habits in your life from how your run your business to how you treat your family. If you’re in a rut, you’re in a rut!
I ask that you identify different patterns that you want to change.
Look at the underlying belief system.
Go in and de-habituate it.
Do a bunch of stuff different in your life and sit back and watch how it impacts your neurology and the quality of your life.