Fasting is a habit changer

Why small victories and going without ignites life-long change

Reflection

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Walking throughout life, one accumulates small habits of comfort and occasionally those comforts become a self-destructive coping mechanism.

Many of these small habits of comfort are the things that are deemed essential for daily life. A can of soda, a favorite TV show, and even a smartphone. All of them are conveniences that offer relief in daily life.

Endearment blinds us from the negative side of such comforts.

Life without them is uncertain, it’s unimaginable how life would or even could be better without them. And that’s why fasting is a catalyst for habit change.

Fasting removes doubt because it has a time frame, removing the fear of making a change for always. It reassures the practitioner that they can in fact live without, at least for a while.

It puts you in control, provides essential small victories, and gives you a glimpse of what life is like on the other side.

Quote

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Can’t” is always a lie. Learn to see it that way, and you’ll solve problems differently.” ― Dave Asprey, Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life

Action

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Go on a fast.

Fasting is typically thought of within the context of food, but it’s a practice that has existed since the 5th century and has a variety of forms.

Types of fasting to try:

  • Intermittent fasting (benefits: increases energy, weight loss, improved focus)

  • Digital fasting (benefits: increases mental space & happiness, improved clarity)

  • Meditation “Fasting from thoughts” (benefits: reduces stress, enhances self-awareness, and lengthens attention-span)

You don’t have to follow the rules someone else created. If it doesn’t seem possible to you, alter the rules so it does seem possible.

Until next time,

Josh Duffney


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