In my line of work I help people along the path of improving their lives by making “change”, yet very often people come into my office falling back into old patterns with their heads hanging low.
I then find myself educating on how the process of change happens.
First we become aware of the change we want to make and we examine the reasons the behavior was developed, often exploring where it first began.
Then we find new ways to meet their needs such as getting support, exploring and naming fears and examining the benefits and drawbacks to the behavior.
OK, so this all sounds good in theory but old habits don’t die that easily, do they? I explain that when we try to change an old habit, it sometimes gets worse. Don’t give up at this critical point. The “I can’t stand it anymore” feeling often means you are…
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