You have a very short window at least once a day that will set the trajectory for your success. 30 seconds may seem like an insignificant amount of time, but consider the following;
- You are driving home and very tired, hungry and a little stressed. You can hit a drive through or you can hit the grocery store and pick up a roasted chicken and some frozen veggies – maybe a to-go container of quinoa at the deli section.
- It’s 5am and your alarm went off. You could hit snooze and skip your workout (afterall you can do it tomorrow instead) or you decide to say “let’s just do this” and roll out of bed.
- You’re at a restaurant. The desserts look delicious. You could give into the yummy looking pie or decide that your dinner was satisfying enough.
These quick decisions can be crucial in your overall progress. When you make the better decision more often your brain becomes wired to act this way as a default. When you associate hungry and in my car with a grocery stop or an alarm with getting out of bed immediately, you are creating changes at the neural level that will mold into habits. Circuits that fire together wire together.