Changing a habit, whether it’s breaking an unhealthy habit or making a healthy one, is no doubt a challenge.
If you’re feeling a bit stuck, like you just can’t do it, take a deep breath.
Inhale, exhale, and then tell yourself one thing:
“I can do hard things.”
No matter who you are, you have survived hard things in your lifetime.
You’ve had loss. You’ve lived through love and probably heartbreak. You may have endured some tragedies.
If you were to write down every hard thing you’ve survived, then rate each from 1-10, what does that look like for you?
Now think about the challenges you’re facing now. The habits you’re trying to change for your brain health. If you rate them from 1-10, how do they measure up to the other hard things you’ve overcome?
Chances are, you’ve overcome much more challenging obstacles.
You can do hard things and you can make changes to care for your brain.