Habits. What I already know is easy. What I now need to learn is making me a little uncomfortable. I think this is something we all do; choosing the familiar over the new. I try to remember this when asking a student, individual or staff to try a new coping skill or a new behavior. It takes time to come to terms with this new, uncomfortable response. It takes patience to encourage and nurture it and it still must fulfill a need of some kind. Finally, it takes courage to give up what you know in favor of something different. Remember that the next time you ask a person to change their habit or “just stop doing that”.
Time, patience, fulfillment, courage. If I can remember this on my next shopping adventure, I can definitely save myself some guilt and money.
"The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change."