Holden the cat – and how to turn inhibiting habits around

Holden the catStayed with friends recently. They have a cat called Holden.

Now, Holden is not allowed outside – he hunts birds.

So, you can’t leave any windows or doors open – not even a gap. Holden takes every chance to escape.

It’s in his nature to hunt. So, it’s in his nature to take every chance to do it.

However, Australian nature is a different ecosystem – delicately balanced, and there are already way too many feral cats killing the native fauna.

So, Holden’s hunting nature is not life-affirming.

However, even being inside, he still enjoys his life. His owners love him dearly.

Everybody is better off with this arrangement.

Like cats, we also have habits that are not life-affirming – not beneficial to ourselves and our environment.

There is a difference though – we don’t need owners to look after us.

We have consciousness.

We can recognise for ourselves when it’s time to change and what we need to change.

There wouldn’t be so many people making New Years resolutions otherwise.

We can stop smoking, or eating food that’s not beneficial for us. We can start exercising or writing daily.

We can do whatever we set our mind to.

There are many successes to show that this is possible.

Why is it then, that so many give up after the first few attempts?

My guess is that the discipline is just too hard to maintain by yourself.

You’re motivated, but the hurdle is just too big to get over alone.

If this is the case, you might want to look around for a kindred spirit, joining you in this journey.

A friend, or a likeminded group of people.

Or a mentor. I did – and I’m still writing.

Having someone accompany you on the journey is not just for encouragement – there are techniques and processes out there to help you jump that hurdle.

So, with the new year coming, you might have something you want to change.

You are motivated to give a good go, too.

If this is the case, I suggest you consider engaging a mentor, to give yourself the best chance to succeed.

Someone, who can help you remove the road blocks, jump those hurdles,  find that ‘easy to do’ next step – and stay motivated throughout.

If you’d like to do that, get in touch with me. I’m here to help you get the best of your good intentions.

Preeti