The gyms are emptying out. The running shoes are no longer going out for runs. Comfort food is replacing health food.
Actually, it is just long enough that those resolutions made in January are starting to crumble.
“I’ll start exercising, start eating better, stop ______, stop ________.” You fill in the blanks. Resolutions are usually starting something new or stopping something old. Building new habits or beating old habits. Or changing new habits for old ones.
Many people get off to a good start. They join the gym, throw out the junk food, buy some new clothes, a few new books, and… enthusiasm wanes. Old habits kick back in.
And it is back to square one.
Don’t blame yourself! Habits are tough. Tough to make, tough to break.
We go back to the old habits because they are comfortable, easy, and the path of least resistance. Even if they don’t get us where we want to go!
We just seem to fall right down the Habit Hole!
So, what should we do?
Listen in to this episode of the Thriveology Podcast for more about the Habit Hole.