Drop the Resolution, Form the Habit Part Two with Dr. Andrea Austin: Episode 96

In this second part of our podcast series, we delve deeper into the discussion about why resolutions often fail and how forming habits can be a more effective approach. Our guests, physician coaches from The Whole Physician, share their insights and expertise on the topic.

#### Key Topics Discussed

1. **Resolutions vs. Habits:** Exploring why habits are more sustainable and effective than resolutions.
2. **Common Thought Errors:** Addressing and correcting typical misunderstandings related to habit formation.
3. **Book Recommendations:**
- "Atomic Habits" by James Clear
- Other notable books on habits (mentioned in the show)
4. **Self-Control and Discipline:** Understanding how disciplined people structure their lives to avoid relying excessively on willpower.
5. **Self-Acceptance and Compassion:** Emphasizing the importance of self-compassion over self-criticism in habit formation.
6. **Practical Strategies:**
- Structuring the environment for success
- Integrating new habits into daily life
- Time management and planning
7. **Overcoming Perfectionism:** Discussing 'The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control' and addressing process perfectionism.
8. **Guests' Personal Insights:** The guests share their experiences and strategies for habit formation and overcoming challenges.

#### Episode Highlights
- **Quotes from 'Atomic Habits':** Insights into how small changes can lead to significant improvements.
- **Personal Experiences:** The guests share their own stories and examples.
- **Advice on Habit Formation:** Concrete tips and strategies for listeners to start forming their own habits.

#### Recommended Resources
- Book: "Atomic Habits" by James Clear
- Book: "Tiny Habits" by BJ Fogg
- Book: "The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control"

#### Call to Action
Listeners are encouraged to reflect on their own habits and consider reaching out for coaching or support if needed. The guests offer a free "physician wellness triage" session and have CME courses and coaching available on their website,

#### Closing Remarks
The episode concludes with a powerful message about the importance of self-compassion, authenticity, and seeking support when needed.