As I stood in the door way of my Zumba class, a welled dressed old man walked up to me:
" I notice you are greeting your ladies as they walked in, can I join you?"
" Sure love to have you!"
As I shook the next person's hand, I notice he stood next to me and began kissing the cheek of each of the ladies entering my class.
" Sir, what are you doing?"
" I am joining you ...oh no I am not taking your class but I will help you greet each of these lovely ladies, you look overwhelmed!"
I ask the ladies if they mind a kiss on their cheeks and they didn't. As I said good bye to the little old man he held my hand and said thank you... He missed kissing his wife every day now that she was gone. I said anytime; see you next week!
Old Habits never die. A few tips to get you there are: Decide to change; Believe in change; Pick one specific habit to change; Identify the routine; Isolate the cue; Experiment with rewards and PLAN!