It’s recently come to my attention that when it comes to forming new habits, your personality type has a lot to do with what methods are going to work for you and what methods are going to hinder your growth.
Gretchen Rubin, in her book Better than Before, brilliantly identified four types of people:
The four types are based on how people respond to expectations.
Outer expectations are imposed on you by other people, like a deadline for a school paper or when your boss asks you to do a task.
If left to my own devices, with no one to “see” what I’m up to, I turn into a couch potato. I’m a classic Obliger.
Ok, so I’m a fan and love following you and all that gorgeous honesty. Thank you! That said, I’ve just found the willingness to change my thinking around my eating given my first weight gain I don’t like that I just don’t lose. I don’t diet. Any sense of restriction and I eat double. Gently keeping an eye to my goal…yes. I’m there. 5 lbs at a time per Becks thinking is nice. This will be a slow process, I’m a slow learner, but …here goes. So I’m looking for a diet buddy I can contact daily and I don’t have a clue how to be OK with asking. I won’t ask friends, so maybe on line..? Or you have any other ideas I’m open to suggestions!
If having a Buddy is something that appeals to you, and you need help finding someone, please leave a comment below. Maybe you feel that our friend who reached out to me might be a good buddy for you? If so, let her know in the comments!Bottom line is that we are all different. But knowing yourself and what tends to work really well for you is a piece of this puzzle that can’t be ignored.