Our original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update.
You already know that it’s not easy to make changes to your habits. At all. It requires serious effort and a compassionate mindset as you try, mess up, and try again. In the next episode of our “body kindness for beginners” Learn and Grow series, Bernie and I discuss what is usually missing from the “new habit equation” and we share our own struggles with habits and how we’re working our way through them.
How do you build a habit the Body Kindness way? Here’s an overview of the framework:
- First, think about your values. What are the things you care about?
- Set a goal based on your values. It needs to be about behaviors, not a number like a clothing size or scale reading, because numbers are not in your control
- Commit to taking actions that are in line with your values and goals
- Repeat, repeat, repeat…
- With time and consistency, you’ll form a habit!
Listen to Episode 6: