In today’s episode re-release from 2021, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni discuss habits and Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies framework behind why you keep or don’t keep habits. If you’ve picked up some bad habits or have let go of some healthy habits during the pandemic, you’ll want to listen in to find out why and how to start changing your habits.
In this episode, we cover:
Why do you have certain habits
What can you do to interrupt automatic habits and behaviours
Why you keep habits or don’t, described by the Four Tendencies, as outlined in the book Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Consider the following Habit Hacks:
Approach your habits and behaviours with self-love, compassion and forgiveness, as we discussed in Episode 55
Be intentional and recognize your autopilot behaviours
Remember the why
Commit and schedule it in your calendar
Pair it with something else – making your own lemon water while making kids’ breakfast
Break it up into bite-sized chunks
Be accountable – text a friend or post on social media, join online community
Monitor progress – track in calendar or journal with gold stars or check marks, post on social media (see Episode 11 to learn more about using a bullet journal)
Avoid “all or nothing” thinking – you can start over anytime
Four Tendencies quiz by Gretchen Rubin: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/
The Alcohol Experiment and This Naked Mind Podcast: https://learn.thisnakedmind.com/the-alcohol-experiment-registration
This Week’s Mama Must Have:
Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Australian Carob Co carob chips to keep her chocolate intake in check.
Dr. Toni loves Smart Sweets gummy bears and peach rings for a sugar free treat.
In this episode, Dr. Lisa walks through the benefits of using a vacation departure plan and vacation optimizer plan. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after coming home from vacation? Being intentional around your holidays can make your time away more enjoyable, plus you get to avoid the stress and burnout that can happen before and after vacation time! You need and deserve time off, so listen in to make it work for you to fill your cup and feel re-energized.
In today’s episode, we cover:
What is included in a vacation departure plan
Wrapping up work tasks
Do it, defer it or delegate it
Automated vacation responder for email
Tech detox plan
What is included in a vacation optimizer plan – the fun part!
3 words to describe your ideal vacation
Rest vs. activity
Where to eat
Nurturing your mind and heart
Find the 5-4-3-2-1 mindfulness meditation with Amy Fowler at Episode 96
Dr. Lisa loves her Kitchen Aid food processor for making coleslaw, salad dressings with ginger, smoothies, energy balls, coconut milk ice cream and one-bowl crepes.
What’s Else is Happening?
Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is happening this fall. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register
Join Dr. Lisa’s new Meetup group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!
Dr. Lisa’s Wild Collective in Fall 2022: get on the waitlist: wildcollectivetoronto.com
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