Resistance to the Unknown
Our brains aren't designed for consistency. Back in the "caveman" era our brains were wired for survival. We reacted off our environment in order to stay alive. Threat? RUN. Hungry? Hunt down your prey. We've evolved from these "fight or flight" responses, yet our lives in today's world don't necessarily present these same types of threats.
We have so much fear about change. I think a huge part of the reason we stay in situations we're not happy in is because we're just used to it. Even if you're unhappy, your brain feels safe. Safe is not where you find results. Safe can become complacency if you make no effort to change.
We have to fight our mammalian instinct to run or resist. Our brains tell us to do things that keep us safe from our perceived threats. You know that fear you feel when you're about to do something big or impactful, like start working with a personal trainer, or make the decision to change your eating habits? That's your mammalian brain responding to big change!
In order to really understand how to work against some of these instincts, we have to remind ourselves constantly that we are safe, and that fear or resistance is a natural response!
I'm NOT saying ignore your gut. In fact, its quite the opposite: Go with your gut! You know in your heart that you desire change, yet the fear of not knowing the outcome, or of the pain you may experience in the process is holding you back!
What sorts of fears do you hold around your health, fitness, and eating habits? How have those fears impacted the outcome of your efforts?
What if I told you that change