Are you tired of saying "I should really do that" or "I should really quit doing that"? Yes, you are! I know you are! We all are!
We all have something that we want to do: start a regular exercise routine, eat more vegetables, join a social club, whatever it might be. And we all have that habit we want to break--I won't even name them!
In How To Start New Habits That Actually Stick, by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, we learn about the 4 Stages of a habit, the Habit Loop, and how to create new habits and get rid of unwanted habits. The article is very straightforward and easy to follow. Take a look--create a new habit, ditch an old one!
For a link to more great articles, go to jamesclear.com/articles
Dr. Dan Siegel uses his hand to show us how the brain works in this short, descriptive video.
The prefrontal cortex works to integrate the brain stem (body), limbic system (emotions) and the cortex (thinking system). When you get angry or upset, this integration can break down and the prefrontal cortex no longer connects all three parts of the brain. This is what we call flipping your lid! When your lid is flipped, you become either emotionally (and maybe physically) chaotic or rigid.
Does this sound like you? It should! We all flip our lids from time to time! Watch the video HERE to get the full picture!