FROM LESSONS TO PERSONAL PRACTICE: HOW TO BUILD A NEW HABIT. SMALL STEPS AND SOME STRATEGIES

How many times have we heard these sentences, maybe we have been the ones to say them: a thousand impediments that hinder our desire. But are these impediments real? Is it really that difficult to reconcile private life with an activity to do twice a week, such as a yoga course?

Most of the time we only tell apologies. But this does not mean we have to blame ourselves, on the contrary, it is better to get rid of guilt and with an open mind and heart try to find a new solution.

Finding the time to enroll and attend a yoga course constantly , or to carve out a daily moment to do our personal practice and dedicate ourselves to meditation, is exclusively a matter of will and habit. The hard part is often in building a new good habit.

Our day most of the time is marked by predetermined times that have also created family connections in our brain. Introducing a new habit means going to modify these connections in some way, giving a new and unknown input that our brain does not recognize as familiar. This is why we so often fall back into mechanisms that, on the other hand, we would like to modify.

HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW (HEALTHY) HABIT
A new habit is built one step at a time, introducing small daily changes that do not completely upset our day. In this way there will be more probability that the habit introduced will last over time.

For example, if we have decided to start attending our yoga course twice a week, a small useful tool may be to pin it on our agenda. Seeing this appointment written, every time it presents itself, will ensure that our mind organizes the day in order to respect the commitment marked on the agenda. Even just seeing the note repeatedly will help us to make the idea more familiar and therefore there will be less risk of being able to modify it.

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