Hi, Casey Stevens from RealFitWomen.com and in this video I’m going to share a technique, lets call it the constant reminder technique.
Ok, so something I struggle with a lot is my eating habits. I eat when I’m sad, tired, depressed, hungry obviously. This year I’ve decided I really need to get on top of my eating habits and make sure they’re the best that they can be and install some good habits.
So what I’ve done is, for my birthday at the end of last year I was given a ring from one of my best friends. Generally I don’t wear rings, I don’t wear jewellery of any kind. so for me to wear a ring it’s really quite weird and it feels really weird.
I’m constantly doing this because I feel like I have something there and I have to get rid of it. So what I’m going to do, I’ve decided for at least 90 days I’m going to wear this ring as a constant reminder.
So basically all day, hopefully, this is the theory, in the back of my head and also when I’m thinking about it consciously I’m going to be thinking about my food habits. So if I go to the fridge and I go to reach for something I’ll see the ring and it will remind me that I’m trying to eat more healthily and install good habits.
If I go to buy something at the shop, I’ll go to reach for it and i’ll see the ring, I’ll feel the ring and it will just give me pause. I’ll stop and i’ll go ‘hang on do I really need this, is it in line with what I’m trying to do?’
We will see if this works and i’ll give you an update down the track if it’s successful or not but at this stage I’m constantly worrying with the ring, fiddling with it and touching it because it’s something new.
Hopefully I don’t get used to wearing the ring because I think that might defeat the purpose of constantly knowing it’s there and feeling it. But we’ll give it a try and see if it works and i’ll let you know how it goes.
But have a think about what you could put in front of you at least a lot of the time to make you stop and think and pause and go ‘do I really need this?’