Overcoming Obstacles to Change: Become your ally, not your bully.
We've seen in the previous posts that we can improve our chances of lasting change if we take into account the real role of the behavior we wish to change; and manage our brain’s tendency to revert to past habits, especially under pressure. However, despite the best made plans, it is almost inevitable that we will fail to carry out our plans perfectly: How we respond is absolutely central to our likely success...
Unfortunately, our tendency to beat ourselves up for failing to immediately change sets us up for failure. It's a bit like standing on ourselves whilst we're trying to get up!
This post explores why we should give ourselves a break, and how we should see our 'failures' as information that can help us to move towards a more realistic plan for moving forward. Read more here.