Why It Is HARD To Change!

๐Ÿ˜กย “WHY CAN’T I CHANGE?!”ย ๐Ÿ˜ก

Have you ever wanted to make a big change in your life? Say for example you wanted to lose a significant amount of weight.ย ๐Ÿ‘Š

But simultaneously there was a part of you that didn’t want to change, didn’t want to take the actions required to make the change. Can you relate?ย ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

“BUT WHY?!”

I can give you one big reason!ย ๐Ÿ™Œ

But before I do, the first thing we need to remember is we are creatures of habit. From the words we say to the mannerisms we use to the kinds of foods we eat, habits shape our lives for better or for worse.ย โ†•๏ธ

We are also creatures of emotion. We are driven to do things because of how they make us feel, make us feel pain or feel pleasure.ย โ†”๏ธ

But it’s important we remember that we associate different meanings to different things.ย ๐Ÿคจ

One person going to the gym sees it as a “chore”. Another sees it as a “necessity”. One person eating fast food sees it as a “indulgence”. Another sees it as “unhealthy”. It’s all about perspective!ย ๐Ÿ‘€

So why is it so hard to change our habits? I’ll give you one big reason!ย โš ๏ธ

๐ŸŒŸย We associate more pleasure to keeping our old habits than to building a new one.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

It’s why I didn’t lose weight for such a long time! I desired to be thin, and I desired to be fit. But in my mind, the pleasure of eating fast food and soda every day outweighed any desire to go to the gym!ย ๐Ÿ˜”

Most importantly: building a new habit takes TIME! I cannot emphasize that enough, because it’s one of the biggest reasons people “fall back” to old habits.ย โ†ฉ๏ธ

I’ve had to catch myself at times too!ย ๐Ÿ˜…

So I don’t blame you if you say it’s not easy to change. It isn’t! Think of it like this…๐Ÿค”

If you’re going to build a new habit, it will be among old habits you’ve possessed for years, perhaps even decades, that you will be competing against! ๐Ÿ˜…

Don’t be too hard on yourself! You got this!ย โค๏ธ

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