BHP 065: Kate Swoboda | Habits, Courage, and Fear
It's no secret that our disciplines, habits and systems create comfort zones that can serve us well. But the lesser acknowledged shadow of these disciplines and systems is that they can also restrict our growth.
In this episode with Kate Swoboda, author of The Courage Habit, we take a closer look at how we can increase our awareness of these patterns of both thought and action, and make sure they serve us rather than limit or hold us back.
We're talking about the stories we craft, the narratives we tell ourselves, our inner critic(s), our mental reps, why we torment ourselves so, and how we can overcome these self-sabotaging habits.
Show Notes w/ Kate Swoboda, author of The Courage Habit
Overcoming the stigma that fear is weakness
Our own best thinking got us here
The questions to ask and starting points to examine our limiting stories in an attempt to build behavioral and psychological resilience
How DHS: discipline, habits & systems create comfort zones
Behavioral habits vs strategic habits
How our desires for people pleasing and perfectionism can impact us
Fear-based thinking and behavioral patterns
4 Research-backed ways to reprogram our subconscious patterns and beliefs:
Interrupt the voices
Accessing the body: screaming into a towel, mindfulness, conscious crying to get to clear mind
Listening without attachment
Make it simple to make it accessible
The cycle of: Cue, Routine, Reward
Brain’s best attempt to feel better now
Short-term vs. Long game
You’re never going to stress-proof your life
We all get stuck in habitual behaviors that don’t serve our lives.