Do you feel like, no matter how much progress you make toward changing your drinking habits, you always focus only on the times when you stray from the path to your goals and constantly beat yourself up over it?
Your brain, if left to its own devices, will automatically look for everything that isn’t working, making it difficult to appreciate the strides that you’re making toward achieving your goals. But holding yourself to unreasonable standards, where your brain thinks that you shouldn’t be anything less than perfect and using it as a weapon against yourself if you miss the mark, is detrimental to progress.
In this episode, we take a look at how using certain kinds of language when we don’t do as we planned impacts meaningful growth and how a subtle shift can make all the difference when you’re trying to change your drinking.
Visit www.rachelhart.com/urge to find out how to claim your free meditations, plus a brand new workbook that will teach you a different way to respond to the urge to drink.
What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- The detrimental effects of beating yourself up over missing a mark.
- A useful alternative to being hard on yourself if you "screw up."
- The difference between the mindset of improvement and the mindset of growth.
- How a small change in your thinking can help you change your drinking habits.
Featured on the Show:
- Visit www.rachelhart.com/urge to find out how to claim your free Urge meditations and brand new workbook.