The Guru News

Massage for Sciatica - Rowena Croft

Monday, March 02, 2020

Massage for Sciatica read more »

Supporting the Body to Fight Viruses - Elva Brown

Monday, March 02, 2020

 read more »

Denese Gets Cooking - Banana & Buckwheat Pancakes

Monday, March 02, 2020

 read more »

Emily's Insights - Making Lasting Change

Monday, March 02, 2020

 

Making Lasting Change

 

We all have moments in life where we have an epiphany about something, learn something new or develop a situation which instigates change.

We have all also experienced making a change for a period of time only to revert back to old habits or even lose motivation to make changes before we start.

 

This month I want to talk about what steps we need to take, to use our initial motivation to implement a plan that will carry you through to make the lasting changes you desire.

 

Step 1: Know Your Why?

Step 2: Write Down Your Desired Goal

Step 3: Divide this Goal into 10 Measurable, Achievable steps

Step 4: Spend Time Reflecting on Your Success

 

Let’s break this down.

 

Your WHY!

Firstly you need to know why you have this habit you are trying to change in the first place. What is your emotional connection to this habit.

Examples

Eating sugary food - tired/exhausted, quick pick me up

Smoking or Coffee - 5mins to stop and chill

TV - mindless/brain escape

Secondly you then need to discover WHY you want to make the change. This why has to outweigh the first why or your motivation will lag and the old habit has a greater chance of re-entering your life. Write this ‘why’ down.

 

Write Down Your Desired Goal

This step is very important. Once you have identified your ‘Why’ you now need to define your goal posts. Make the goal a box that can be ticked, a milestone that can be celebrated. So write down your goal underneath your ‘why’.

Examples

Quit Sugar for 6 months

Quit Smoking or Coffee

Watch no more than 1hr of TV per day

 

Divide this Goal into 10 Measurable, Achievable Steps

This is the absolute key to Making Lasting Change! So often we decide to make a change and we go ‘bull at a gate’ into it. And we manage through sheer grit, determination and initial motivation to stick to our change for a short period of time - days, weeks and then we become exhausted by white knuckle controlling this change and we give up. Now we can be very creative with this giving up process there innumerable reasons why we just couldn’t maintain this change.

So how do we prevent this burn out - Divide the Goal into 10 Steps. Take the time to write down detailed, clear, measurable and achievable steps.

Examples

Sugar

Week 1 - Cut out soft drink

Week 2 - Cut out chocolates and lollies

Week 3 - Cut out desserts/after meal sweets

Week 4 - Cut out biscuits, cakes and bakery treats

Week 5 - Cut out sugary cereals and putting sugar on any cereals

Week 6 - Cut out sugar in your tea and coffee

Week 7 - Cut out all condiments containing sugar

Week 8 - Remove recipes containing sugar from your menu

Week 9 - Remove every item in your fridge and pantry containing sugar

Week 10 - You have successfully dropped sugar from your diet - Continue eating and drinking this way for 6 months

 

Spend Time Reflecting on Your Success

Pause and reflect each day or week and review how well you have maintained the change step you are currently on. If you’ve had a slip up don’t throw in the towel, grab out your Why and your Goal, reread them and remind yourself of your motivation and tomorrow is a new day but also every minute is new. Just make the next right choice for you.

Celebrate your success, share your success with a supportive person and be grateful for and compassion to Yourself!

 

My new goal is to create a single use plastic free household!

My step 1 - Don’t buy any fruit or veg wrapped in plastic

 

Let’s all Make Lasting Changes for creating our best self, world and experience.

 

 read more »


Recent Posts


Tags

Baby vegetarian Morten’s Neuroma healthy weight loss Ginseng wheat grass Ear Candling music chakra balance massage health food store communication Healing bowen therapist Herbalist salicylates spelt constipation weight loss pills superfood fusion multi vitamins mucus Skin SPROUTER Chakras neck Iridologist magnesium memory Christmas Joy Cruise chemical free fusion BEHAVIOUR massage therapist phyto greens itchy eyes Energy Allergy pain relief gel myofascial release therapist kids salt scrub hair testing garlic Nutritionist allergies fathers essential oils Naturopath toxins Decisions Blood pressure pain relief Antioxidant recipes Ear Aches Nurturing Wintergreen pizza Plantar Fasciitis muscle resuscitation sciatica Pain wellbeing Colds throat chakra Turmeric rest Cupping Sinusitis mental health Kinesiology phlegm vision guidance organic gift ideas Relaxation Raw nervous system Quinoa self tan NutraLife nutritional consultation natural mango purpose kindness headaches fusion liver detox magnesium supplements Natural Colour muscle testing supplements beerwah health foods depression Forgiveness super food root chakra muscle pain scrub journey Goals Tips Passionflower self-love Silica kind mineral analysis Switch Nutrition bloating Cranio-Sacral Therapist buckwheat vitamins Change imbalance addiction Coughs Herbs dinner fertility easy dinner Inflammation Nutritional Yeast nut free calming diarrhoea Pre workout creating walking bone broth aromatherapy stress releif beerwah health food store winter poor sleep Sports Naturopathic breakfast X50 joints Reflection Hammer Toe Comparison Muscle build chlorella super foods procrastination connective tissue Diabetes iridology Balance activated charcoal Immune injuries sprouted grains Nails meditation Bunions massage finger food Bone Broths Tolerance Blood Sugar thermal vitamin supplements fascia posture Stamina vegan chocolate Bio Energetic Synchronisation Technique anaphylactic shock IBS spirulina Masseuse heart chakra Breastfeeding Kidneys eczema Hair Dye hormones vitamin c experience astrology Sugar Free Sleep adrenals anaphylaxis veggie burgers lose weight Habit Gluten Free muscles smoothy keto lymphatic drainage herbs of gold Third Eye Chakra Anxiety Anti-Inflammatory self-care Household Products Oil body Gut bread detox jackfruit Thompsons healthy green tea Ayurvedic cannopathy snacks Men arnica emotions fathers day almonds Body Products Hair Gout foot antifungal feet health traumas lunch menopause medical herbalist Fear Stress paleo joint pain food Indigestion Cleansing spring sea sickness cortisol Reflexology Emergency Cleaning Broths Concentration skincare Genetics Gift Vouchers christmas gift ideas WPI diet congestion mind Pesto LEARNING emotional stress Energy Healer Protein natural therapies antiviral tribulus Liver pills chia impotence Kinesiologist brain fog antimicrobial B.E.S.T. mushrooms exfoliation bowen therapy vegan burgers Ear Wax food sensitivities power physical health poor posture peanut Cinnamon Elderflower weight loss lactose intolerance shellfish licorice Dairy Free asthma rye Flu sex drive cookies Book runny noses alfalfa easter numerology heavy metals Testimonial kava myofascial release christmas food intolerances perspective circulation Mass Muscle build hayfever Organic Vegetables CHILDREN garcinia cambogia Essences back bowen eating plan withania Hemp Seeds muffins bed wetting beliefs Creatine sourdough remedial massage sacral chakra Sugar migraines cholesterol body work digestion Body Stress Release Essene bread Heel Spur chia seeds antibacterial fatigue passionfruit solar plexus chakra echinacea psoriasis nutrition pancakes neuralgia AUTISM Liver detox joy Cashews counselling trauma tense muscles trigger points barley grass aches and pains burgers aminos

Archive

Testimonial

"After more than 35 Years of emotional and physical heartache which has manifested into years of ill health, I can finally say I AM FREE.. WOW!! Even writing that makes me smile. Obviously I still need medical treatment, but to have that clarity is so over whelming. I am crying with joy now not sadness and frustration."

Donna, 2013

Read More »