There was an exciting development at RISE the other day.
For the last 2 1/2 years or so, the little ‘cut through’ on Lower Bank Street has been closed while they demolished an old mill building and built some new flats.
Despite only adding (checks on Google Maps) about 350 yards to that route, the other way involves crossing the Silk Road (the relatively busy bypass through Macc for those of you unfortunate enough not to live round here).
Leaving the club, it’s especially tricky going that way as it involves turning right across oncoming traffic that can only see you just before they get to you.
It can add a good few minutes onto anyone leaving the club and going that way.
Not any more though.
“Game changer” as people commented on Facebook.
So, do you know what I’ve done all but one time I’ve left the club since?
Turned up towards the Silk Road.
Even when I’ve been facing the right way for the cut through, I’ve turned round and been half way up the hill before I’ve realised.
Old habits die hard, as they say.
I’ve remembered once.
And I know that, over time, that’ll move to half and half and, in not too long, I’ll be back to going that way all the time.
In the same way all habits change (check www.myrise.co.uk/apply if you’d like actual help changing your habits rather than just being given the same list of “instructions” you’ve had before and struggled with).
But they only change by keeping going.
If I decided that I’d “failed” now and should “write off” taking the cut through for now and “start again” with it “next month”…………
Then I probably wouldn’t get there.
Little reminders so you don’t forget are fine.
Forgetting is ok.
Do it when you can and you remember.
Over time it’ll become easier, more front of mind and more likely to happen.
But only by doing it!
Jon ‘Interesting recent development – over the last, year more and more people reference where we are by asking “You’re near Storm Brewery, aren’t you?’ Hall
RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!