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Sustaining New Patterns

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Sustaining New Patterns

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to

talk about sustaining new patterns.

To create a new pattern or habit that

sustains itself requires learning

to enjoy the sensations and the

emotions associated with that pattern.

This might seem relatively

intuitive, but it's often overlooked.

If we want to feel intrinsically drawn

to something, we need to feel good on

some level, even if that good feeling

is something like breaking a sweat

during a hard workout at the gym.

It doesn't necessarily need to be

calming and peaceful, but there's

a felt sense of, yeah, I do feel

energized or I feel like I'm getting

something done and that feels good.

So as you try to create new

habits and you really want them to

stick, start by asking yourself.

What would feel good about doing this?

Maybe try it out a few

times to experiment.

And then as you're going through the

habit, notice what you feel during

it and what you appreciate about

that habit or that new behavior.

This will help your nervous system

associate something good with the pattern

rather than subconsciously wanting to

avoid it, which is the main thing that

causes most of us to abandon things

that we, on some level, do want to do.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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