Adapting to a new routine can be like trying to steer an elephant…. Lots of effort for a minimal shift. Habit change research has exploded in recent years. I’ve designed my coaching programs to incorporate the best of these findings.
Check out this TedX talk by Tali Sharot for a great explanation of how to work with your brain instead of against it.
I particularly love the graphic of a brown pile headed towards a fan. It explains why short term habits and long term consequences don’t mesh in the human brain. It’s liberating to realize this applies to all of us, not just yourself.