Sunday, January 20, 2019

Is There a Science to Behavior?

Hey there! 

How are you doing? 

I'm praying you are okay! 

I'm doing pretty good. 

I'll tell you a secret... I'm in Texas! I love Texas and Texas loves me!

I guess it's not a secret anymore. No matter... I just love Texas, I'd be living here, but then I'd be too far from my family.

Today, I'd like to write about the science of human behavior and that whatever we practice, we can and will become really good at, and will become a habit.

This is very true when it comes to beliefs and behaviors.

The most important thing to consider about this science is whether it can help or hurt us.

For example, if you have a habit of worrying about the future, money, or a family member, you will be really good at worrying. Worry is basically stress.

Did you know that stress is the number one cause of every illness?

The great news is that we can change any habit we want. With God, all things are possible. I know this is true. I know it deep down in my heart and soul because I have witnessed it in my life and with others.

So the questions are... What kind of habits do you have? Are your habits helping you or hurting you?

We all have bad habits and good habits. Some of us have more bad habits than good, and some have more good than bad.

Our business is our own habits, not anyone else's. Our business is what we do here in this human experience. Our business is between God and ourselves.

Are there stressful habits you'd like to change using the Science of Behavior?

Negative emotions are stressful habits. Anger, anxiety, depression, doubt, fear, irritability, moodiness, and worry are all negative emotions that provoke the stress response, which wreaks havoc in the body. That's what causes illnesses.

If you'd like to change a stressful habit using the Science of Behavior, you have to pick its opposite and practice it until you are really, really, really good at it.

If you get angry, practice patience.

If you get anxious, replace it with relaxation, and practice it into permanence.

If you got depression, replace it with appreciation, and practice it into permanence.

Sounds simple, doesn't it? But not easy. 

The only thing that can hinder anyone in this endeavor of changing unhealthy habits is the belief one can't, the unwillingness to try, and the pattern that exists because of its momentum of it. That driving force is the power of any habit, and it can be used for our benefit just as it is being used as a hurdle.

So! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is...

Pick an unhealthy habit, replace it with a healthy one, and practice it into permanence. Do this for at least a week, and if it works, make it permanent. 

Then! Watch your stress lift just a little bit more!

Watch yourself destress!

You can do this! 

You got the power!

That's it...

Except, I love you, my friend! I do! I do!

God bless...

Take Care...

Elizabeth Stanfill 

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