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#30 Change your habits, change your life | Angelica Alen
Episode 3026th May 2023 • Live - Love - Learn with Catherine Edwards • Catherine Edwards
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I'm back with the wonderful Angelica Alen, Stage 3 Cancer survivor and Life Coach, to talk about habits and how they can change our lives. Angelica has some really fantastic advice on habit forming, how to make them work for us and making them stick.

Episode Guest:

Angelica Alen is a health and life coach, a stage 3 Bowel cancer survivor & thriver.

Angelica is passionate about empowering you to take charge of your habits so you can create a healthier, happier and more fulfilled version of you

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Key Moments:

  • 00:00:00 - Coming up
  • 00:01:35 - Introduction 
  • 00:04:28 - Juggling health with a busy life
  • 00:09:50 - To push or respect? Finding your balance
  • 00:15:05 - How to start a habit
  • 00:22:15 - Habits and resistance
  • 00:25:18 - The power of routine 
  • 00:31:40 - Staying motivated and building more habits
  • 00:39:17 - Keeping on track and emotional habits
  • 00:48:00 - Family reactions to Angelica’s change
  • 00:54:04 - Appreciating the basics 
  • 01:02:05 - Old habits and FOMO
  • 01:10:14 - Final tips

Key Takeaways:

  • Try to incorporate health into your daily life, rather than see it as ‘other’. In a listener-asked example, rather than having to choose between cooking a healthy meal and spending time with your child, why not cook with them, or have them nearby while you cook.
  • It can be so beneficial to redirect your energy away from worrying about things, to just getting them done! 
  • Find your balance between pushing yourself to do better and knowing when to stop. If we always hold off because we don’t “feel like it”, we may never start something amazing and beneficial! 
  • When trying to form habits, start small and work your way up slowly. If you try to do too much too fast, your habit likely won’t stick in the long term. 
  • It’s okay to find your own way of doing things. If you don’t enjoy walking, find an alternative that you do like! 
  • It’s important to really evaluate your motivations - cosmetics alone are usually not enough. Think of all the additional benefits.
  • Endless scrolling social media can be a huge block in forming positive habits. 
  • It’s your responsibility to take control of your own health and wellbeing. 
  • There’s no better time to start than right now! It’s ok to just start with what you have, it’s not a race.


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