Keep pushing on. But listen, motivational quotes are all fine and dandy, but I wanted to give you real-world examples and instructions on how to change your life and your habits. Last year I overcame a really disgusting bad habit. And I did it in just a few days.
Read about how I finally changed my habit here. As author Dan Kennedy says, "You could just as easily change your life today as any other day. You don't need to wait for January first. Take my change your habits challenge here.
But in order to be eligible to win, you have to post your plan today and your results in 6-weeks. This mini-contest gives you a little taste of the possibilities that lie ahead in our future Transformation Contests coming in More about that in a few weeks, but for now, let's make small changes first and start dropping bad habits and replacing them with good habits.
Start dropping the bad habits and implementing new positive behaviors today. You can do it. And it won't take you that long, I promise. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. How to Do the Romanian Deadlift. Are Chicken Chips Healthy? I was all business, abrupt and cold -- totally insensitive to the fact that this was a new employee trying to figure out her new job.
Unbeknownst to me, my Cold You-Know-What left his poor woman feeling like she wasn't appreciated or respected. Not my proudest moment. This was certainly not the kind of woman, or boss, I wanted to be. And if I was doing it to her, I knew that chances were I was doing the same thing with my daughter, my friends and family. Our traits don't just pop up at the office, they follow us everywhere we go. So I entered into battle. It was time to stop letting my Cold You-Know-What have access to the driver's seat.
It was time to take it down.
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But if you don't, ask around. Your friends, kids, spouse -- every one of them knows your bad traits! Simply ask someone you love and trust. Believe me, they'll be thrilled to help. Once you've chosen a trait to take down, follow the same homework Lauren gave me: become a detective.
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For two solid weeks, write down every single time your trait shows its ugly head. Set a timer on your phone to remind you.
And be warned, it's going to be hard. At the end of those two weeks, I promise you, you'll find evidence of that bad trait everywhere. I found that I was cold to my daughter, to sales clerks, to my employees. Basically, if you got within 10 feet of me, there was a risk of feeling my chill. I couldn't believe how bad it was. Or how blind I had been. But thanks to that detective work, I could now see just how much my Cold You-Know-What was running the show, impacting everyone and everything in my life. After you've logged your trait, it's time to connect the dots.
Look for clues about this trait is in your parent's behavior. Negative traits are often lovingly passed down from parents to kids; chances are, one or both of your parents has some form of your trait. This isn't about blame or finger pointing. This is about understanding where you come from so you can evolve. I found my Cold You-Know-What in both my parents. After a long weekend with my kids, my mother would drop them off and say, "Here, have them.
I need a vacation from my vacation! My dad does it in his own way, too. He's a lawyer, and totally "all business.
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Not even a simple hello. The message was a chilly, "I'm busy. Yet here I was pulling the same crap. And recognizing that about myself was really powerful, because that behavior is so not who I want to be.
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I had been one my whole life. You can't just turn that crap off. To change, you need a practice in place. Specifically, you need to make a promise about how you're going to behave.
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I did this for two weeks, and found myself apologizing all over the place. Instead of a cold chill, I was giving people my heart. After two weeks, I added another promise to step up my practice. Three times per day, I had to do something loving. Be generous with my heart, or my time, or take care of a friend, family member or coworker. I was a more loving mom, a better daughter, sister, and leader at work. I got closer with my daughter, and even my parents. And I liked myself better.
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If you want to guarantee that it sticks, put in a consequence for each promise. This is not a punishment per se, but rather something you have to do to hold yourself accountable. If you break your promise, give up cream and sugar in your coffee for a week, or lose your lovely glass of wine at dinner. Share your consequence with a friend, your spouse, your kids -- they will help keep you in check, because they're invested in you winning! And the best part? Doing this work will make you unbelievably proud and happy, because there's simply no better feeling than knowing you're rocking the best version of you.
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