For years I was stuck trying to THINK my way into changing my behaviors, beliefs, habits, actions.
Not that I was all that bad or needed massive changes, but there were things I wanted to be different.
I would get anxious a lot.
I would get defensive sometimes.
I would say no to social invitations.
I would be afraid to try some new things.
You know, just some things I wanted to change. So, I would say things like, ‘next time I’m going to remind myself to do that differently’.
But I wouldn’t. Or, I would remember to remind myself, but be so overwhelmed I would end up doing the same things.
I would end up doing the same things. Out of habit.
And to change habits, we have to change our brains. It’s funny, but we can’t think our way into changing our brains.
We can’t change our brains WITH our brains.
We change the way we think by changing what we do.
Original post with full audio and video links: https://chrisburcher.com/2021/05/07/kew-episode-47-changing-behavior-changes-beliefs/