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Episode 2

Episode 2

Why Do You Need To Start New Habits Now?


Ah, gather 'round, my friend, for a chuckle-worthy tale of marital miscommunication that's bound to tickle your funny bone! Picture this: there's this lovely couple, they've been hitched for about a year or so, and as life often does, it throws them a curveball. Now, here's where the hilarity ensues – the wife decides to start messing around with her hair, like she's gearing up for a run or who knows what, I'm not the hair expert here!

But, oh boy, this is where it gets good. The husband, bless his heart, spots her mid-hairdo and gets all excited. Without missing a beat, he promptly drops his pants and, with a grin, asks, "So, what are you up to?" You see, he genuinely believed that the act of her putting her hair up was some sort of covert signal, a secret code, if you will, that she was giving him the green light for some romantic escapades. It's as if he thought she had trained him like a Pavlovian dog with her hair as the trigger!

So, there you have it – a classic case of misread signals and unintended consequences. He thought putting her hair up was the signal for a romantic rendezvous, and he was all too ready to respond to it. Little did he know that this was a quirkier habit than he'd bargained for. She, unknowingly or knowingly, had created a hilarious scenario where putting her hair up was the cue, and he assumed the reward was, well, let's say, a bit more intimate than just a run in the park!

As for the grand finale of this laugh-out-loud story, well, that's a mystery that remains unsolved. Did they both burst into laughter at the mix-up? Did they decide to roll with it and have a good time anyway? Or did they sit down and have a candid chat about their unique communication style? We may never know, but one thing's for sure – when it comes to habits, this story takes the cake for its unexpected twists and turns. So, my friend, always remember, when it comes to cues and rewards, sometimes, the funniest habits are the ones we stumble upon by accident!

Importance of Community - 

  • Support and Safety

  • Connection and Belonging

  • Influence - Community can      influence and motivate us to invest in out well being and bring positive      change

  • Learning

  • Acceptance

  • Sharing

Weekly Assessment

Success - Sharing our Non-Scale Victories 

Pitfalls - Sharing our setbacks 

Let's let go of the pitfalls - we can learn from them but we don't want to hold onto them

Journaling Break - Why I will keep going 

Saturday Ritual - Importance of Habits and Rituals

Habits and routines play a crucial role in weight loss for several reasons:

1. Consistency

2. Reduced Decision Fatigue

3. Stress Reduction

4. Formation of Healthy Habits

5. Better Time Management

6. Improved Sleep Patterns

7. Behavioral Reinforcement

8. Prevention of Backsliding

9. Long-Term Success

10. Mind-Body Connection:

Remember that building habits and routines take time and patience. Start with small, manageable changes and gradually incorporate them into your daily life. Over time, these changes can have a significant impact on your weight loss journey and overall well-being.

Why Now Is A Great Time to Start A New Habit

The Fresh Start Effect

Well, my friend, you've just embarked on quite the journey through the world of habits and the "fresh start effect." So, here's the lowdown on why you need to embrace new habits – it's like the perfect time for it!

Now, have you heard of Catherine Milkman? She's the genius behind the book "How to Change the Fresh Start Effect," and she delves into this fascinating psychological phenomenon. It's all about how our minds are wired to make adopting new habits and making changes way easier at natural temporal landmarks.

So, what's a natural temporal landmark, you ask? Well, it can be anything, really. The start of the year, your birthday, major holidays, and even something as simple as the beginning of a new week can trigger this fresh start feeling. For example, when the calendar flips to January 1st, it's like a clean slate, and you feel motivated to tackle new challenges and habits.

Now, let's talk about Labor Day weekend – it's not just about barbecues and relaxation. It's also a fantastic time to jump into new habits, thanks to its association with the back-to-school season. It's like a mental signal that says, "Okay, time to get back into the groove and make some changes!"

But we're not stopping there. We're brainstorming habits, my friend! Have you ever made a change around these temporal landmarks? Birthdays, New Year's resolutions, new months, or even a fresh semester can be the perfect moments to kickstart something new.

What's cool about these temporal landmarks, or "mental accounts" as Catherine Milkman calls them, is that they help us mentally divide time. It's like saying, "The past is the past, and now it's time for a new chapter." Think of it as gearing up for a "hot girl summer" or any other change you're itching to make.

And here's the secret sauce – the three R's for developing new habits. First, you need a reminder, a trigger to start that behavior. Then comes the routine, the actual action you want to take. Finally, the reward, the sweet benefit you get from doing that behavior. It's like a little pat on the back, and you deserve it!

Now, let's make it even easier – reduce the friction. The less effort it takes to start a habit, the better. And you can start small, like James Clear's "Atomic Habits." These tiny changes can lead to big results over time.

And remember, we're all unique, so what works for one person might not work for another. The key is to find what clicks for you. Maybe you'll move more during work meetings, set alarms, or use those cool tokens on your desk to track your progress. Whatever it is, make it enjoyable and easy.

Now, back to the habit you want to create. Why is it important to you? How will it benefit you? Think about it and commit to it. And don't forget, gratitude is a powerful habit too. Take a mindful moment before a meal to appreciate what's on your plate.

So, my friend, here's your mission: plan your habits and set up those triggers. It's all about making positive changes, and you've got the "fresh start effect" on your side. Embrace it, and who knows what amazing transformations you'll achieve!

Weekly Plan

What is the plan for the week ahead?

Next Week 

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