You have a task to do. You’re resistant to doing it. You do everything you know to get yourself focused.
Then, you get up. You get yourself your tea or coffee. You find yourself doing your ‘keep busy’ stuff, engaging in your favorite procrastination behaviors.
You sit yourself back down at your desk. You tell yourself: Commit, don’t get up until task completed. Your frustration levels rise, your stress hormones kick in and then, depending on the urgency, you throw something together to complete the task or you put it off till later.
Does this sound familiar? And if it does – eventually, the question is bound to arise, how can I change this habit (or any behavior or pattern) that I’ve had for most of my life?
Lately I’ve been investigating – and there’s a lot of stuff out there about the science of change. What’s interesting is, it involves all aspects of our lives – the mental, the physical, the emotional, and the spiritual.
One of the great aspects of living at this time is seeing science and spirituality come together to educate us on how to live more gracious, coherent lives. Neuroscience, epigenetic, and quantum physics are all pointing to the idea that “the biological model of change requires unlearning and relearning”.
If we really want change, it requires us to be an active participant: to courageously reach out and make the tough choices, get comfortable with the uncomfortable, regroup and pull ourselves up – over and over and over again. It’s not easy – and I do believe it is possible.
Here’s a short video from a teacher who has deeply influenced my life for the better:
Mentally Plan Your Day to Reinvent Your Reality; with Dr. Joe Dispenza