Dec 28, 2021
Discussed in this episode:
- Reasons why New Year’s resolutions
- Solutions to the roadblocks to your New Year’s
- The five stages of making a successful
- Stage 1: Precontemplation- When the reality of
harmful behavior is present, but we don’t recognize it
- Stage 2: Contemplation - When we start thinking
about what making a change would look like
- Stage 3: Preparation - Starting to prepare to
make the specific change
- Stage 4: Action - Taking action to make the
- Stage 5: Maintenance - Figuring out how to
stick to the change in the long run
- Stage 6: Relapse - Part of the change process
is to fail
- “Perfection is only attainable through our
acceptance of failure.” - Dr. Greg
- Roadblocks to change:
- Trying to change too many things at
- Starting with a habit that is too
- Focusing too much on the outcome instead of the
- Not looking at the big picture;
- Thinking small changes don’t matter
- Solutions to these roadblocks:
- Break down your resolution into multiple parts
and realize how many things you are actually trying to change. Work
on one thing at a time;
- Break down these parts into the sizes of the
goals you are trying to achieve. Begin with an easy, achievable
- Focus on behavior instead of outcome (example:
going to the gym vs. losing a certain amount of
- Structure your environment to nurture
- Realize that small, incremental changes will
Resources mentioned or relevant:
How to Win At New Year’s
- Podcast episode on failure: Why Failure is a Good Thing
The Integrated App for access to audio exercises,
the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more.
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Easily" course that walks you through the best ways to form new
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