One of my fabulous clients told me about this concept, and I thought it was so amazing that I had to share it with everyone!
When trying to create a new habit or kick an old naughty one, it takes a great amount of will power and determination to succeed. Wouldn’t you agree? Well, with the Power of 3 you can totally do whatever it is you are attempting.
Whenever you have the urge to go back to your bad habit or to skip a new one tell yourself “I can wait 3 minutes.” In 3 minutes that intense initial urge will have passed, and you can move on.
Examples1: “I will not eat that cookie at the office. I’ll set my timer for 3 minutes. . . By the time it beeped I had forgotten why I set it.”
Example2: “I don’t feel like running today. I’ll just do 3 minutes. Well if I’ve made it for 3 minutes I can do 30 minutes!” (I wouldn’t jump to doing this one for 3 hours)
Then tell yourself you can make it 3 days without it, or 3 days a week of doing it.
Then set your goal at 3 weeks and before you know it you have broken through each barrier and become stronger with each 3 minutes, 3 hours, 3 days, and 3 weeks!
Try it and let me know how it works.