What can we learn from destructive habits?
What do you consider to be your most destructive habits? Did you know that many habits you might feel are destructive and self-sabotaging, are actually just misunderstandings? According to psychologist Amy Johnson, “What often looks like self-sabotage is a misguided attempt at self-love. It’s you doing the best you can in the moment to feel better, driven by love for yourself and a deep desire for wellness.”
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from Dr. Amy Johnson’s audiobook The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this audiobook shows you that you are not your habits. Your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed. If you’d like to understand the science behind bad habits, make the decision to end them, and finally take charge of your life—once and for all—you’ll find this audiobook helpful.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Dr. Johnson shares an enlightening new way of understanding what you might think of as destructive habits. You’ll see your bad or unhealthy habits are useful indicators that you’re in a low state of mind. You’re using your amazing power of thought to your detriment, rather than to your benefit. In those moments, there is a solution. You can step back and let your natural, peaceful state of mind take over.
Thanks to this powerful book, I’ve been Googling ‘How to Build a Time Machine,’ because, my gosh, I would have loved this book back when my worst addiction (habit) was ruining me. But I find now it also works, as a system, to delete even the smallest of current annoying habits! Very highly recommended!