How to Change a Bad Habit Part 2

By: Kristin Martineau | February 21, 2018

“You can never get enough of what you don’t really need.” -Brooke Castillo

When you have had a stressful day at work, drive-through isn’t the answer.

When you are tired, yelling at your kids won’t help.

When you are sad, ice cream won’t really cheer you up.

When your child won’t listen, checking out and scrolling on social media is only a temporary distraction.

When you are restless, alcohol will make you feel better, for a while.

When you are lonely, netflix won’t fix it.

If you are used to using these things to answer uncomfortable feelings, I get it. I don’t blame you. Your brain is wired to seek pleasure to help you feel better. It’s working just right. But some of the things we do to feel better don’t serve us.

We don’t like the weight gain, disconnection from our family, addiction and isolation that we get from doing these things too much. So we try to stop. And fail.


If you want to change a habit. You must be willing to get comfortable. With discomfort.

If you want to stop:
eating fast food,
gaining weight,
checking out,
drinking or
binge watching netflix,

you need to be willing to feel:

No one teaches us to be ok with feeling crappy sometimes. Somehow we believe that if we don’t feel happy something is wrong. Let’s get rid of that idea. 50% of the time you are going to feel bad. NORMAL.

If you were willing to feel uncomfortable half the time, imagine how your life could change.

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