The Power of Habits
Did you know that the power of habit can HELP you when you are tired, stressed, or overwhelmed?
According to researchers, that’s when we actually tend to rely on our habits (both good AND bad!) the most!!
Our habits (once we’ve developed them) require very little effort – they are automatic behaviors.
So it makes sense that we fall back on them when we don’t have a lot of energy, according to researcher Wendy Wood, who wrote the book Good Habits, Bad Habits.
This is all the more reason to lean into and develop good habits when things are going great – they’ll help carry you through times when you need it the most
BONUS TIP: If you’re looking to quit a bad habit, Wood suggests finding a replacement habit instead.
For example, if you normally scroll your phone during lunch, find something else that’s just as enjoyable – like reading a book or going for a walk.
Or, if you want to cut back on nighttime snacking, work on a hobby or new skill (like woodworking, playing the guitar, or you name it!).
We are a little bit obsessed with habits here at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness - our entire mission is built around forming healthy habits you can sustain for a lifetime. We just put out a new resource guide to support you with this - it's called Powerful Habits for a Powerful Life.
Just click here if you want a copy - it is completely free!
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