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You’ve probably heard it used in a work out class, “Add more resistance to your band!”
But the kind of resistance we’re talking about here is more of the feeling you have before attending those work out classes.
In the book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, he wrote:
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
You may have felt resistance creep up before you enrolled in this 21-Day Cleanse. Or perhaps you feel it when you sit down to work on your passion project. Resistance usually visits us when we are about to do something really awesome for ourselves.
The Science Behind Resistance
There is even a science behind the force of Resistance. Todd Herman, who is a sports psychology coach who has worked with Olympians, yes, Olympians… has a theory on resistance, which is backed by hard science.
"When you are partaking in a significant lifestyle change (whether it be a new health regimen or breaking off a toxic relationship or sitting your butt down to meditate), your brain is flooded with warm and fuzzy neurotransmitters, like serotonin or dopamine. You feel excited about your change and you’re ready for more (kind of like when your DoTerra box arrived on your porch).
But then, as nature goes, these neurotransmitters shift back to normal levels (which is a good thing because otherwise you would clinically be a bit kooky). But even though they go back to normal levels, your new life development is literally asking your cells to alter their shape. Yes, your cells are scientifically transforming to accommodate your re-calibrated levels of positive mood endorphins."
And like any change, it’s kind of grueling and can feel like a total drag. Although your cells are loving it and what’s going on within you is actually amazing. We just don’t give ourselves enough time to fully change.
Todd said, “The most difficult part of the journey is the first sixteen days, but then after that, it’s a piece of cake. We don’t need to think about it anymore. It goes from our conscious mind to our unconscious, habit mind, where it’s happening automatically for us.”
So the best thing we can do for ourselves when battling Resistance is to stick with it and keep moving toward our goal. You gotta get comfortable with the uncomfortable!
Lastly, I’ve put together a few simple steps to help you overcome Resistance in all areas of your life:
1. Acknowledge how Resistance feels within you. Resistance usually first shows up as unhappiness. Or boredom. Or restlessness. It can even show up as guilt. You feel this negative vibe and you can’t really put your finger as to why you’re feeling it. That’s resistance.
2. Track where this feeling is showing up in your life.
Now that you know how resistance feels, catch it when it decides to make an appearance. What are you doing in that moment? Brainstorming a new business? Making a list of what your ideal partner would be like? Coloring in your adult coloring book? Assess the parts of your life that bring up resistance. Those are the areas of life that you most likely want to change or move forward with.
3. Call Resistance out for what it is.
Deep at its core, resistance is made up of fear. And we all know what FEAR stands for! False Evidence Appearing Real. Don’t listen to what your fear has to say because it’s a bunch of BS. Take a second to think of what you are most afraid of. Now consider the odds of that ever actually happening to you. It’s time replace that fear with love.
4. Love your Resistance Hard.
Here’s the thing. Resistance is kind of like an annoying little sister. It’s not going to go away… ever. Every time you do something new in your life, it’s going to want to tag along (at least for the first couple of weeks). Use your resistance as a motivator. If you are feeling resistance, it’s because you’re about to do something spectacular for yourself and most likely the world, too. The more Resistance you experience, the more important your un-manifested art/project/enterprise is to you—and the more gratification you will feel when you finally do it.
5. Rise above and GO.
It’s time to fly. Rise above the resistance and begin. Once you sit yourself down at your lap top or get yourself to that yoga class or make that call to set up a meeting, you will always feel great. Now that you know about Resistance, remember this: If Resistance is showing up you must really SHOW UP.