The beginning of January is typically the season of setting resolutions and trying to do something different.
The end of January is typically the season of giving up and going back to business as usual.
There’s something about doing some tasks that makes them more difficult to do than others.
Most people would rather eat an ice cream than take exercise, even though they want to exercise and know it would do them more good, they would still rather eat the ice cream.
There is something about the way we think about tasks and goals that make them easier or harder to do.
Surprisingly, the humble adjective can have a profound effect on the way you approach the thing it is attached to.
For example: If I offer you an apple, you might feel interested, leaning forward in anticipation. If I tell you it is a delicious apple your mouth might start to water before I’ve even handed to you. However if I tell you it is a rotten apple you will probably sit back wrinkling your nose in disgust. The adjective, delicious or rotten, tells you how to respond to the apple.
The adjectives we use to describe things affects the way we feel about them. Sometimes these adjectives are helpful and sometimes they produce unhelpful reactions in us. Some of these adjectives might even be hidden from our conscious mind causing us inexplicable procrastination or avoidance.
If you unconsciously think of establishing a new exercise routine as hard or a struggle then the chances are that you will find it hard or a struggle.
In this month’s EFT Café Andy Hunt will guide you through a process to identify and defuse those hidden adjectives that make tasks more difficult than they need to be.
Bring along a task or resolution that you are struggling with.
The EFT Café is on Wednesday January 9th from 7pm-9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre.