Recently, I was reading a fitness blog. It asked the reader to guess the #1 habit needed to lose weight. Well, who wouldn’t be drawn in? Do you know what it was?
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While the gist of the article was permanent lifestyle changes, the method of attainment applies universally.
The writer spoke of recognizing triggers, remembering to acknowledge successes and “creating a community of consistency”.
Let’s look at these ideas through the lens of The Purple Ink Café.
Triggers are things that initiate a process or reaction. At The Purple Ink Cafe, we look at triggers as prompts that activate thinking and move us in positive directions. They may be small questions, small rewards and/or small steps or leaps. The goal is to find the trigger, or the tool, that overcomes the obstacles that hold us back. This, in turn, leads to sustainable momentum and the desired change.
For us it SOP (standard operating procedure) to remind ourselves of what we’ve gotten done. Even those actions that seem so small. If you’re like many of us, you don’t give yourself enough credit for all you do. Taking the time to remember shifts us into success mode. It shines a light on our efforts and our process.
Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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