October New Habit Challenge: Day 13: Consider this an Experiment

Today’s New Habit Challenge Tip is…

Consider this an Experiment.  Sometimes when we think we are making a permanent change, we find some internal resistance to the permanency even though it is what we want.  Our mind will start to think about the comfort or familiarity of that old habit and try to convince us that a permanent change is not necessary.  If we approach our new habit process as experiments then we can calm the internal struggle.  We can give this new habit a try and see what we think about it at the end of the experiment.

Approaching a new habit as an experiment also calms any fear of failure.  Experiments don’t fail.  At the end of the experiment one learns from the results then decides on the next steps.  This is an experiment for the month of October.  The last few days of the month you can analyze the results and decide on your next steps.

Again I believe it is important to acknowledge the feelings, the fears, and the internal struggle that surface for you.  Do not give them control, just acknowledge those feelings of familiarity and comfort and continue with this months experiment.  At the end of the month you can evaluate those old feelings and contrast them to the new feelings from your new habit.

Keep going you are on day 13 if you started at the beginning of the month.  If you started part way through the month, no worries you can keep going once all the blog posts are up, just go back to other tips that support you.  I will also be putting the blog series into other formats so you can use this process anytime you want.

If you would like support in creating new habits that could increase your life satisfaction consider my FREE Program 30-Days to a New Habit.  You can receive the 30 daily action plans via daily e-mails when you send a blank e-mail to new_habit@weber.com

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About Jodi Rosenberg

I am a life coach, corporate project manager, and generally happy person who has chosen to express myself through the written word with the intent of making life better for all of us.
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One Response to October New Habit Challenge: Day 13: Consider this an Experiment

  1. patricia says:

    The analogy of the experiment and saying experiments do not fail is exactly what we all need to hear when we are discouraged… It reminds me of Edison who tried to make the lamp work and give light more than 10.000 times, so what are 13, 19, 29, or 65 days in front of such an example such as Edison’s experiment? Thank you great post!

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