Keep in mind this?”If you always do what you always did…You’ll always get what you always got.”I’ve recognized that, even taught it, for years. However currently I spotted one thing.Generally – not at all times, however typically – I idiot myself into considering I am doing one thing new, one thing completely different, when actually, I am doing what I at all times did, simply in numerous methods.Like with my consuming patterns. I spotted just lately that I might make unhealthy selections, each day at about the identical time. Then that night time I might guilt myself – time and again. Extra expertly utilized guilt, at greater ranges, each day.I am actually good at guilt, but it surely was not working, day after day.As a result of doing one thing that does not work… would not work. Even after we do it more durable. If we wish to have a distinct final result, we’ve to do one thing completely different. And so, lastly, I developed a really completely different method for the “mid-day danger zone”. I am altering my mind and physique functioning, not simply counting on my overworked will-power and worn-out guilt, to alter my conduct.
I am utilizing meditation within the mid-day hazard time, in addition to throughout the wholesome morning zone, as a result of I do know it modifications mind biochemistry. That is not the one change I made, both, as a result of hardly ever does only one change trigger the form of system shift I am going for. So I am additionally listening to the specialists and ingesting numerous water, particularly mid-day, each to really feel fuller and to maintain my mind from mistaking thirst for starvation.And of all of the superb issues… it is working.However even with that good expertise, “doing the same thing and expecting different outcomes” nonetheless creeps up on me. You understand – madness?It crept up on me throughout an argument with my husband simply final night time. However this time I spotted it. I immediately noticed that I used to be caught making an attempt to “get my point across”, utilizing completely different tips with every new try.I finished lengthy sufficient to breathe, only one or two actually deep breaths. Solely that. However that was sufficient. My focus shifted from “getting my point across”, one thing I might carried out a thousand occasions already (and which he’d most likely already bought) to a brand new course of, “opening my heart to hearing and change.”
And all of it went a brand new and completely different method. And ended up in a significantly better place.Seeing the “stuck-ness”, stopping to breathe, opening your thoughts and coronary heart – that is a tough factor to do. I’ve ranted at God typically, for not doing it for me – however solely just lately have I finished and opened an area for him to work. It makes a distinction.What would you love to do otherwise? The place are you caught in the identical unhealthy sample? What interplay do you would like would find yourself in a distinct, higher place? How will you open an area in your mind and physique to permit change to occur?It is typically as simple – and as troublesome – as stepping again from the battle and taking a second to breathe.