Empowering habits helps you settle your mind. When we’re busy running around and living life, our habits influence how we move and show up in these spaces. How can we develop habits that improve our experience of life? This episode talks about habits that heal.

It may be hard to believe, but I used to smoke regularly. It was part of my daily habits, even when running, until it was time to let it go. I decided to quit smoking when I set a goal to run the New York City Marathon. The marathon was more important than that old habit. While preparing for the marathon and quitting smoking, I realized I had to introduce other new habits to get serious about my commitment.

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP95’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. Habits heal our relationship with certain behaviors or mindsets, and the best part is that habits can start a positive chain reaction into the other parts of our life. A system of good habits can support our commitment to a new lifestyle.

On our Wise Walk, I explore the idea of super habits, a concept I came across in the book Self Empower: Using Self-Coaching, Neuroadaptability, and Ayurveda by Robert Keith Wallace, Samantha Wallace, and Ted Wallace. I’ll explain why these super habits cross into other parts of our life. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions:

    • What are the habits that you’re incorporating in your life that are healing for you?
    • Is there a super habit that you want to incorporate that will create a positive ripple effect in your life so that you can see benefits from making one choice and action that feels right to you, right now?
    • What is a habit that you want to incorporate in your life, and how are you setting up your day for success? And how are you fine-tuning your practice to have it become second nature to you?

One of the new habits I’m incorporating is mediation more than once a day. A consistent mediation practice releases deep-rooted stress. I’ll tell you how I’m tackling this new habit so far and what I’m doing to support my commitment to mediation.

Most habits don’t start off as second nature or automatic. Let’s check where we can remove resistance to new habits with these Wise Walk questions:

    • If you’re struggling, is there a support group or are there other people that can hold you accountable and what does that look like?
    • What ways can you set yourself up for success, so that you can use that habit to heal and create a positive chain reaction?
    • Have you taken time to list out the many areas of your life that are going to benefit from this one habit that ripples into other areas of your life?
    • Is there something holding you back from the habit related to time commitment, perfectionism, or procrastination?
    • Can you give yourself space and grace to build yourself up so that one day it will be as second nature as brushing your teeth?
    • What are you going to start or stop to get into a better rhythm for the habits you structure into your life?

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In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[01:53] – Mary Tess shares what a “super habit” is and how it shows up in other parts of our life.

[04:17] – What new habits can you incorporate in your life?

[05:37] – Mary Tess talks about using friendly accountability to support new habits.

[08:14] – Take time to set yourself up for success.

[10:58] – A consistent mediation practice releases deep-rooted stress.

[13:49] – Are you aware of your past and present habits? How will you build your next habits?

[16:26] – Simple super habits are still effective!

[18:35] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “If you self-reflected and thought of a habit that is now like second nature to you, maybe that will build you up and give you the confidence that you need to step into your power for this new habit to take root.” – Mary Tess


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