When it comes to our habits, the true trigger is most often an emotional one first. It is common to find your emotional trigger could have happened hours before you start your habit!
When our habit is triggered, we go into impulse mode, or fight-or-flight mode. Fight-or-flight is an operation of the Sympathetic nervous system. A system designed to take action first, think later. Protect without thought. In this context, it has determined your negative habit loop is the only way it knows to help you cope, or process overwhelming emotions.
The para-sympathetic nervous system allows us to feel grounded, feel open to possibilities, and choose outcomes. Going into your body is the key to consciously make the shift!
When you become aware of the emotions that trigger your habit loop, you go from mindless to mindful. And in mindfulness is where you have to power to choose the new process, the new habits that will allow you to process the emotions in a constructive or helpful way, rather than a destructive or harmful way.
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