How conscious are you about your behaviour?
If you’re someone who is actively going after a goal, then you are probably already aware of the impact of your behaviour. You should have an idea of the input required to get you to where you want to be, and are taking steps to modify your behaviour to get you there.
But often we go about our daily lives, just ‘getting things done’. We might not give a great deal of thought to it.
In CBT, the role of our behaviour is key to understanding not only why we have certain issues, but also how we might be maintaining them.
In other words, how we behave might be contributing to the fact that the problem doesn’t seem to be getting better.
You might notice for example that if you are feeling low in mood, then you might start cancelling plans or you might not have the motivation to do things you used to enjoy. Things feel more of a chore than usual.
Or alternatively, you might recognise these change in behaviours as an indicator that you’ve been taking on too much and need to rebalance.
This month, I’m looking at some of the common behaviours that can have a big impact on how we feel…whether we’re conscious of them or not.
Identifying behaviours that might be impacting or holding us back, is a key first step in making change. But with a few small tweaks, they can make all the difference.
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