Even when you’re in the groove on a new habit it can be so easy to hit a snag and get completely derailed. In this episode, Shannon and Janine discuss planning ahead for these derailments to make it easy to get back on track.
Discussion topics include:
- The emotions that come up over not having stayed with something that make it harder to get started again
- The difficulty of restarting a chain once it’s broken.
- Making a plan to re-start your habits after a disrupting event (like travel)
- Creating a lite version of routine or habit to make it easier for yourself to resume a habit
- Deciding what will count to maintain a habit or routine
- A powerful mantra Shannon created with one of her clients
- The power of acknowledging that you messed up
- Setting your own standards for success
- The importance of knowing why you want to do something
- Avoiding getting caught up in creating a habit for habit’s sake
- Shannon’s come-home-a-day-early strategy that makes re-entry from travel easier
- Janine’s strategy for getting back on track after an upcoming trip (see below to find out how it worked out)
- Being gentle with yourself as the kindest way to accomplish getting back on track
Comment from Janine: I ended up doing yoga at my friend’s home four of the six days I was in Charleston. That felt great and I’m happy to say I was able able to get right back to it once I was home. Also, I did leave myself a nice, cheerful “welcome home” note that allowed to slide right back into my groove upon my return.