One of the push-backs I get from so many of my female clients is that they do not have time to think about what is important to them. They are so busy with their busyness and reacting to other people’s requests that they do not have time for themselves.
And my reply? “Rubbish. You are just not making this a priority and this has become a bad habit like eating a poor diet.”
We can change this habit in as little as 15 minutes a day.
In the mid-twentieth century, a renowned plastic surgeon by the name of Maxwell Maltz published a book PschoCybernetics. He discussed how it took about 21 days to form the habit of thinking with a different self-image. Ever since it became common lore that it took 3 weeks to form a habit.
Experiments by NASA have since shown that it might be more like 40 days to actually retrain the brain in this way.
So I suggest we split the difference and spend 30 days or a month on brain habit development.
And what better habit to form than spending time with yourself, reflecting on what is important to you, what you have accomplished and can be proud of, and what you want to accomplish next. Even spending some time day-dreaming about what your future could entail.
It does not take more than 15 minutes, but those 15 minutes can provide you with the images, the vivid vision, and the affirmations that can serve you well in living a life you love.
So I challenge you to spend 15 minutes per day quietly reflecting on just you, what is deep inside you yearning to come to fruition.
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