This post is a simple plug for one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
You have heard me talk about neural grooves and changing habits such as those that are not friendly to Me. In a post, “Pay a Dollar,” I said,
When you feel trapped by your own self, get friendly by remembering this. You’re mistaken. You’re talking about a brain groove, not a vampire. It’s not hopeless. Not much more, not much less than what it is. A groove can be abandoned. New paths can be made and when the stressor hits next time, you will have a longer moment to decide on which behavior to play. You will have a choice and you will realize more often that you are not trapped by what you thought; you are not hopeless and ugly.
So how long does it take to form a habit? Or break one? To change neural grooves in the brain. Many say, twenty-one days. Others say, you have to do it every day for a year.
This game, StepBet, is designed to get us moving as a habit. I’m loving it. I invite all my patients to join me. My team. My friends! I’m not leaving you out! Smile. Check it out.
You put $40 up that says you will walk a determined number of steps every day, except one, each week for six weeks. If you miss a day, you lose your forty bucks. Some days, I start thinking, …”It’s just forty dollars…(whine – a long high pitched complaining cry.)” The money from those who don’t make it to six weeks goes into a kitty and later dispersed amongst all those who did. Yah! So fun!
Please join me, and let me know how it goes for you.
How StepBet Works
1. Get Your Goals
2. Place Your Bet
3. Step it Up!
Question: What do you do to be kind to yourself, habitually? Please tell your story!