Repeating bad behavior and BACON, and BACON, and BACON! (It’s time to break the cycle)
Oops, I did it again, and again, and again. There is a certain comfort in falling into a pattern. But when it is a pattern of bad behavior, little good can come of it. Fear of the unknown and many other reasons force us into doing what we know is wrong instead of taking a chance at doing what’s right.
Sigmund Freud called it “repetition compulsion” and said that it was caused by our desire to fix something from our past.
So, we must ask ourselves, “Does this behavior remind us of events, patterns, or specific times in our past? Does it bring us some level comfort and familiarity when we are feeling anxious?”
The Law of Repetition states that the more we do something, wrong or right, the harder it is to change. So, let’s see how we can turn these patterns around.
B – Behaviors can be changed with a commitment and consistency.
A – Awareness and acknowledgement is the first step
C – Connect the dots. Ask yourself, “Why?” Where does it stem from?
O – Outline a plan to make the changes (journaling, pausing, distraction)
N – Need more help? Consider Therapy.
“Do what is easy, and your life will be hard. Do what is hard, and your life will become easy.” – #LesBrown
We’ve touched on some of these ideas before but tune in and we’ll try not to repeat ourselves (in a bad way).
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