Unlearn Toxic Habits & Retrain your Brain
July 6, 2017
How much does our environment and our biology affect our behavior? How can understanding our biofeedback empower us to live well? In this episode, Haley interviews Eileen McDonald who is an inventor, speaker, and a cofounder and Chief Coaching Officer of the Axeos Performance Institute. Eileen discusses how stress and poor breathing habits can influence our behavior and overall wellbeing. She also shares how self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion can help us unlearn harmful habits so we are free to practice more beneficial ones.
Quotes from this episode:
"I think we are less forgiving of ourselves and more forgiving of others. And so in that process of new learning we're very critical and that critical mind comes out. And if we can just lift that up and treat ourselves like we would treat a friend or a family member or somebody that we loved and give them that space to actually be able to have that time to learn and adjust and rewire. And I think that's what happens, that critical mind actually holds us back a little because we're constantly saying, I should, I could, I would, and so if we can change the language that we start talking to ourselves and decrease the should, and the would’s, and the could's, and really open up and say, 'wow, this was challenging but I was able to have just one good hooray for me today'”. - Eileen McDonald
"There's no mystery in performance, our effectiveness and the results we achieve start with something deeper in the human system than behavior and it's our physiology." - Dr. Alan Watkins