Habits: The Helpful and the Unhelpful ~ Tawny Sanabria

Via Tawny Sanabriaon Jul 22, 2013

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Each and every one of us are unique in our own way.

Each one of us are a collection of our own thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions. It is the consistent parts of us—those that hang out most often— that help us to create our own definition of ourselves. At times, we like that definition and at other times, we do not. A start in redefining ourselves is to look at and shift our habits—all that we consistently do, including how we give meaning to our experiences, our emotions felt from them, and our resulting actions.

Are they serving our larger purpose? Are they helping us to define ourselves in a way that we choose?

I like to think of our habits in terms of “helpful” or “unhelpful” to us. This is the defining factor in deciding to hang onto them or not.  The habits that are truly the enemy are the ones that are “not helpful” in our lives, currently.  When we have dreams, visions and goals, our habits can be naturally “helpful” actions and/or “unhelpful” actions to our cause.

Knowing the difference is key to happiness, success, and achievement! It’s important to make those “helpful” habits more consistent in our daily lives.

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About Tawny Sanabria

Tawny Sanabria enjoys finding and generating connection and hopefulness with others, sharing her knowledge and experience of health and wellness and helping families increase their love and acceptance of one another. As a Marriage and Family therapist and yoga teacher, Tawny utilizes mind and body integration with clients on their journey to finding peace, hope, and growth. As a CrossFit L1 trainer, Tawny, also enjoys working with athletes to help increase flexibility in mind, body, and emotions, moving them toward further balance in their lives. She currently resides in Washington state with her husband and two teenagers.

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