Ask yourself: “Where did this come from? Do I still believe this? Does it serve me well today to believe this? Do I want to change this?”
If the answer is “Yes,” set an intention to change it, and believe that you can. What if you didn’t have this habit or way of thinking, what would your life be like instead? Who else would benefit if you changed it?
How could you change this habit or thought pattern to benefit you more today?
Write about your new habit or thought pattern as if it has already changed. What are you doing differently? How are people responding to this new and improved way of thinking and behaving?
Own it. Practice it. Catch yourself each time you slip back into the old pattern and take corrective action immediately. Focus on your new behaviors and integrate them into your daily life.
Ask for help if you need it at any point along the way.
To overcome the blocks that keep you stuck, you need to first recognize the thought patterns and habits holding you back. Understanding that you’re not relegated to staying stuck in those patterns is the next step out of your rut. Choosing to make the changes in mindset and deciding what you want to think instead will create new positive habits that will improve your life and relationships.