Surprisingly enough, these “cravings” I’m talking about are our habits and routines – the good habits like brushing our teeth, and the bad habits like watching TV for hours at a time!
We all know that in order to meet our goals, to improve the circumstances of lives, and to achieve our dreams we need to make changes.
The problem with making changes is that the human mind is hard wired to fight against changing habits and routines. There is a smooth biochemical efficiency when our bodies run on “automatic pilot.” Habitual actions and thoughts save time, they require less body/brain fuel – glucose – and therefore, we unconsciously “crave” our habits! They save us energy, time and effort. They make life a LOT easier!
The only problem with this intricate and efficient system of “craving” our habits is that we just gotta evolve!! We can’t tolerate “standing still.” We need to grow and learn, and achieve and master – these drives are also hardwired into our basic design.
Talk about a conflict of interests! Our needs to become and evolve push us forward, and our habits hold back our efforts to change. However, once we do change our habits, the new habit gets “treated like a queen” and claims the throne of power!
…Indeed…a tricky system to navigate under any circumstances, let alone when ADHD is in the mix.
Whenever we seek to make profound and meaningful changes in our lives, we are going to come up again resistance. And if we want to evolve and become better in some way, if we want to achieve meaningful goals, we need to learn how to navigate the turbulent waters of “change”!
Well there are tactics you can use to get moving on a path to forming new habits. But first, I want to talk about some of the roadblocks that can come up and sabotage your efforts to move forward.