Change your focus to release habits

You will soon begin observing that the control your behavior seemed to have over you will start to disappear.

by Paul Reinig —

A habit is a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition. The first thing you need to do in releasing a habit is to acknowledge the awesome creator you are. For example, let us say you want to give up smoking. Ask yourself why you started smoking in the first place. Whatever it was, I suggest that it was done out of love for yourself.

Perhaps smoking helped you relax at times when circumstances in your life were stressful. Whatever the reason was, acknowledge how amazing you are as the creator that gave yourself such a gift of love. When you can fully accept your role in developing your habit and see it for the gift it is, you can then begin taking action to shift away from this behavior.

Next, rather than directing your energy toward stopping something you no longer want to be doing, begin directing your energy toward the thing you would like to do. And, choose to no longer give power to this habit by releasing all the self-judgment you have been heaping on yourself, because in the name of love, you created it at a time when you felt you needed it. Now as the creator, you are choosing to invest your energy in something else — something that serves you in the now moment.

You will soon begin observing that the control your behavior seemed to have over you will start to disappear. Your power lies in the total acceptance of what is, bar none. By accepting your role as the creator of all of your life’s circumstances, which includes your so-called habit, and then focusing your energy elsewhere, you are literally diffusing the power you gave it to control you.

 

Paul Reinig is a writer and speaker, living in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. He is the author of A Grand and Glorious Adventure: The Saboteur Year and hosts a nationwide, call-in radio talk show. www.justbewhoyouare.com.

 

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 26, Number 5, October/November 2007.

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