When you are trying to adopt a good habit, you will face moments of temptation and weakness. To stick it out, write a little script to tell yourself or anyone else why you are doing it.
The Peak Athlete founder Todd Herman says that you lose sight of your targets in a moment of weakness. So while your mind is fighting temptation, knowing what you should say is a good way to revise your goals while explaining them to someone else:
Plan for this ahead of time because you'll be too weak to think properly in the moment. Herman suggests writing out a script for yourself so you'll know exactly what to say, either to other people or to yourself, to stay on track. For example, if you're trying to change your eating habits, you need to know exactly what to say when people offer you unhealthy foods.
I've personally experienced success with this approach by repeating a small speech I prepared in my head to explain my weight loss goals to anyone who asked. It has helped me stay on track and had the added benefit of not giving in to the whims of pushy people. These scripts can also coach yourself out of bad habits. It's yet another good way to trick your brain into a healthy habit.
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