Episode 47: Making the Unfamiliar Familiar
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Trying to form a new habit (like moving well more often or treating yourself with more kindness)?

Have you ever thought about it as making the unfamiliar familiar? I love this way of framing it, and that's exactly what I'm talking about in today's episode of The Movement and Mindfulness Podcast.

Our human brains love familiarity because what is familiar is 'safe' (even when, objectively, what you're doing isn't the safest option). So ... when we are looking to do something that isn't currently familiar to us, the only way to make it more familiar (and therefore more habitual) is to DO it. We can create more familiarity in lots of tiny moments but underlying it all is the commitment you make to yourself.

Tune in and enjoy - then come share your thoughts with me!

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