You Don't Have a Problem, You Have A...
3 minute read | Problems aren't really the problem. They're just the outcome of the true problem. Learn the real problem inside.
It might be too soon to speak of New Year's resolutions. That's why I want to tread lightly.
And I certainly don't want you to miss the joy of the season.
First and foremost, you must make the most of the Christmas season.
But I also know how quickly the New Year approaches. Sneaking up on you so fast, you make rash decisions.
This might be why you set goals and resolutions in the same way you always have, regardless of whether it's ever worked.
Maybe it's FOMO. You fear you'll miss the off chance that this year may be the year you actually achieve what you set out to do.
Or maybe it's because there is nothing else to hold onto. No other plan seems suitable. Making resolutions the only way change feels realistic this year.
On the opposite extreme, you trashed the idea of resolutions long ago. They never worked, so why try?
I've found myself in both places. Some years even at the same time. Setting resolutions but speaking death over them before they even began.
Contrary to popular belief, we land ourselves here because behavior change is challenging to come by on its own. In fact, behavior change is arguably impossible without understanding why we repeat the same behavior over and over.
The answer is that we were programmed for patterns.
Patterns create a sense of safety and certainty our body relies on for survival. The more unsafe your body feels, the more it will revert to old patterns, regardless of how much you hate them.
Because safety trumps health.
But it also proves the answer to changing your behavior begins by understanding and acknowledging your pattern.
Your patterns create your outcome. Meaning they also create your problems.
That's why I say you don't have a problem. You have a pattern.
Creating change comes from pattern change.
You have to know your daily patterns. When you know them, you can influence them in safe ways to create change.
If you don't want the outcome, you must shift the pattern.
On the podcast, I'm talking all about shifting your pattern.
You can't force change, but you pattern it.
Get all the details inside part one of this three-part mini-series on developing new patterns to create the change you've been seeking.
Patterns are similar to habits. Some would argue they’re one and the same. But I believe your patterns produce your habits. Either way, changing your patterns means shifting your habits.
Change your patterns with the 2024 Nourished Planner.
Each month, I will give you essential how-to information that changes the story of health and the patterns you live out while providing space to track your new patterns.
Of course, you also have space to track your daily meals, exercise habits, to-do’s, appointments, and ample white space to dream.
**Don’t forget to use the special code linked inside the podcast**
Take time to evaluate the problems in your life. What pattern is associated with those?
Identify five problems or outcomes you want to change and their associated pattern. One pattern may produce multiple different outcomes.
What is one problem and its associated pattern you want to change next year?
Next week on the podcast, I will teach you the next layer in shifting your pattern to produce a better outcome.
In the meantime, snag the planner and start re-patterning your life long before the new year!