Until I was 14 years old, my grandparents lived in the farmhouse that the moved into with my mum when she was 10 years old.

After they retired, the farm stayed in that side of the family with the farmhouse being rented out and my cousin and Auntie running the farm.

30 years later, with a young son of his own, my cousin is set to move into the farmhouse this year.

But he’s got to rewire it first.

And he was telling me at Christmas that it was quite a job.

Much bigger than he thought initially.

Like rewiring our brain can be.

Our brains have neuroplasticity.

They can change over time.

But time is what it takes.

Social media posts that tell you that it takes 28 days to form a habit are oversimplified at best.

Sometimes a habit can be created practically instantly.

Other times it can take years.

Because, ultimately, we’ve probably spent years or decades wiring it another way.

Running the same thought patterns subconsciously over and over again until they’ve become ingrained.

Doing things a certain way until it becomes second nature with little to no active thought needed.

The hardest parts of change is not doing what you did yesterday.

But, as a rule of thumb, it gets easier.

Not every single time sure.

But I’m sure the average difficulty involved in the first five attempts will be more than the average of the 101st to 105th attempt.

We just need to keep chipping through those attempts (maybe with proven help via www.myrise.co.uk/apply)

Keep doing the different thing knowing that it’s worth the effort and the effort will reduce.

Much love,

Jon ‘One of the renters once ran a cannabis farm out of the house’ 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!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.