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Are you losing your marbles ?!

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How are you getting on ?

Did you decide to replace that detrimental old habit with something more beneficial instead. How is it all going – how many marbles have you moved either metaphorically or in real life. Have you found how using the jars can be a great tool for motivation ?

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Is the motorway of the old behaviour shrinking down – perhaps down to a B road or even a little country lane and the connections in your mind for the new behaviour or habit steadily increasing maybe even up to an A road !

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Don’t worry if at first the new behaviour feels a bit forced or even clunky and robotic – this is all part of the process. What you are aiming to do in this transition period is move from

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….. Conscious competence -> Unconscious competence …

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Just like when you learnt to drive and you had to think about every part of the process and now you don’t think about it, it is just automatic. The same with this new habit, once the motorway of connections has been laid down between the neurons in your brain you will not have to think about it at all.
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If this hasn’t been as easy as you thought and there are very few marbles that have made it from one jar to another there are a few things to consider. Are you doing the typical New Year’s resolution scenario making grand unrealistic plans trying to change too much too soon.

Have you remembered that concept of turtle steps.

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Perhaps you need to break the new habit down into smaller more manageable steps and persist at these before you take on the rest.

Remember any step can feel ridiculously easy as long as you make it small enough. Why not start looking at your goal and chunking it down into the steps you would have to take to get there. Be aware that your inner perfectionist could be making these decisions so bypass this immediately by cutting each step in half. Then keep cutting them in half till they are so easy you almost feel you could do them in your sleep ! Just start with the first easy step, then the next and you now have the pathway to successfully reaching your goal.
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Remember persistence beats perfectionism any day !

Keep doing the behaviour, moving those marbles and let the science of your brain do the rest.

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You will then have the new helpful automatic habit that you have been looking for – Success !

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