Starts with Silk
Types of Progress
slow changes, one step at a time, are easier to maintain long term
yo-yo diets, off and on again drug addictions are indicators that steps are being skipped or biting off more than you can chew.
Micro or sub-goals
Cutting Off Emotional Climax
recognize excuses for behavior
find better tools for emotional clues and problems
Easier to Swap than Stop
have one location for my food addictions
swapping to less harmful
and less harmful
and sometimes not even food
Remember, some swaps are complicated. To give up dairy cheese, I just used avocado to top my toast, and nuts to topped my salad. Cheese was just something I used to feel more full.
To give up chocolate, I needed bitters, yogurt, 5 friends willing to soundboard for me, 10 romantic books, and syrup on pancakes, which I hadn't even had syrup for years.
Why? I used chocolate to reward myself, to motivate myself, to boast my energy, to boost my focus, to relieve stress, to comfort me, and for satiation when having bad cravings. Oh, and for cramps too.
Obviously, switching out chocolate was complicated.
Check your software
subconscious-- the software your conscience uses to make decisions,
son couldn't flush toilet--
hypnosis, deep relaxation
imprinting, and more
swap out all forms of media that weaken you
go fast, go alone. Go far, go with others
Life can be crippling; it helps to find others who know how to overcome