Episode 116—How Habits Work

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How Habits Work

We will never be perfect. But as Matthew 5:48 AMP says “We can be growing towards spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into our daily lives.” That’s how God defines perfect.

In order to do that, we have to change the habits that got us into our mess in the first place. A habit is simply a routine or a shortcut our minds use to conserve energy. We are creatures of habits, but our minds don’t know a good habit from a bad one. They only know there are certain things we do every day the same way at about the same time.

To change our habits, we stop an old habit that is bad for us and start a new better habit in its place. The key to developing a new habit is choosing the new habit over the old consistently for a long enough time that our minds recognize that as tour preferred habit. Then our minds will work with us instead of fighting against what we are trying to change.

This episode gives more specificity as to how to do this. What bad habit do you want to stop? What good habit do you want to start?  I’d love to hear what you are doing. Comment anywhere you can find me.

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach, podcaster and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013.

Her books include: "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor"; "Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds"; "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy"; "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help": "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation"; and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

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