Let me level with you. That closet of yours isn’t just overflowing with clothes; it’s bursting with bad habits. Sure, you may clear out the clutter twice a year but have you actually ditched those dodgy impulses? Nah, didn’t think so. The very fact that you still have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear speaks for itself. To paraphrase an old Spanish proverb: ‘Habits are first cobwebs, then cables’. The bad news: You’ll never actually get rid of them. The good news: you can control them. Want to learn how? School is in session. Time to find out how The Happy Closet can help retrain your brain to create closet calm.
FIVE GOOD REASONS FOR YOUR BAD HABITS
• Once a habit is formed in the brain it sets up camp and gets comfy. Moving these suckers is like trying to pick up a toddler who has cleverly mastered ‘the baby slide’: the harder you try to tackle it, the heavier and slippier it becomes. Get to grips with the ninja mommy moves you’ll need to take it by surprise and put it to bed.
• Bad habits can never be removed; they can only be ‘managed’. Learn how to crowd out cravings and impulses and create an effective ‘competing response’ that’ll help you purge the urge to splurge on what you don’t want or need.
• The brain can’t distinguish between a good or bad habit. Partial to regular yoga? Well, the old noggin doesn’t like to discriminate so expect a time share with that lesser bragged about footwear fetish
• Once the brain masters a habit (tree pose or posing daily in Marc Jacobs), it becomes automatic and thus unconscious. All it takes is a trigger to kick start an impulse and before you know it, you’ve gone for toilet paper and come home with a sh*tload of shoes. Raise your awareness of personal triggers and lower the instances of habitual regret.
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