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"ATOMIC HABITS" (Chapter 7): The Secret to Self Control | Keto Mom Book Club

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Keto Mom here!

What is something that you are doing or what is that bad habit that you want to change... Think about what that is, and what you have to eliminate. Whether it's in your home or at the office, or maybe it's the route that you drive to get to work, like you're always driving by this restaurant and it drags you in. If you can identify the cue or identify the trigger, then that is what you have to change. That is what you have to eliminate, that's what you need to get rid of.

Points to Ponder

00:09 "Atomic Habits" by James Clear

02:00 Reacting versus responding

02:36 EQ vs AQF

04:02 The only way you fail is if you quit

04:19 Create a habit and a system

04:28 Secret to self control

04:45 Disciplined people

06: 34 Remove the trigger

08:19 Create an environment for you to succeed

Full Episode Transcript

Good morning! How are you doing? Happy Monday and thank you for tuning into the Keto Mom page, we are diving into "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. Here's the deal, I guess I really failed, I did not do it yesterday. So Happy Father's Day to those who are fathers, whether it's physically or spiritually, but yesterday I did not come on here and do the live mainly for a couple reasons. I was being present with my husband, we had church yesterday. But I would love to know this, for those of you who are going through the book, maybe you consistently work out throughout the week, maybe you consistently eat well.

Welcome to Day 7 of our book 3 session

Do you take a day off? So I did not read, I mean I've read this book before. I did not read the book yesterday, but I also had other self development things that I was doing. Does that make sense? So I was going to come on here really late last night, and I was going to go through chapter seven. But then I thought, you know what, it's 10 o'clock at night.

And I want people to know that if for some reason you have a day where you slipped up, or maybe you didn't read, or you hit the snooze, it doesn't mean that all is failed.

So I sat down last night, I thought I'm just not going to do it. And because I was not able to do it in the morning, I had a great day with our family. I need people to know that if there is a day where you don't meet your expectations, it's okay. You do it the next day, so technically, we should be on chapter eight. But we didn't go through chapter seven yet, and that doesn't mean that I failed or you failed. We're going through chapter seven now, it is what it is. I had a great conversation with one of my friends yesterday, and we were talking about reacting versus responding in any area of your life. We talked about EQ, and yesterday, she was asked, "How do you constantly respond versus react?" EQ stands for your emotional quotient. You know how you have an IQ, like how smart you are, or how smart the test says you are.

You also have EQ and AQ. So your EQ is how well you handle