ep 11 | the astrology of habits: how to use habits as self-care with Kelly Carlson

If you want to learn about the astrology of habits and how you can work with them as self-care, this podcast is for you!

Kelly Carlson is a certified habits and empowerment coach and the host of the One Bad Habit podcast.

Kelly is a Gemini Sun, Taurus Rising, Cancer Moon

In this episode, she and Lynnette discuss the power of habits, how they show up in your astrological chart, and how to connect with Saturn to make sure that you don’t live your life according to “shoulds”.

Kelly opens up about her rock bottom experience that transformed her view of habits, self-care, and body image and talks about her approach to changing habits one by one, little by little. Habits aren’t just something we should do, they are daily actions that we can choose with intention to honor and uplift ourselves.

Lynnette and Kelly also get astrological, talking about where habit and routine is in your birth chart, what it means to have empty houses in your chart, and making friends with Saturn, the planet of responsibility.

  • How our cultural background can shape our views on habits and self-care
  • The astrology of habits and how they can be used as self-care
  • The importance of choosing one habit to focus on at a time
  • How trying a new habit for a set period of time can help us decide if it’s something we actually like
  • The importance of understanding why we want to take on a new habit
  • How to change our perspective on habits
  • Kelly’s intuition and connection to Spirit
  • The importance of finding balance between our North Node and South Node

I started to realize that habits aren’t really, like I am, staying in affirmation every day or like I have this really beautiful aesthetic, like morning routine. It was really just how each week in small ways can I choose myself and how I can honor myself. And it doesn’t really matter what that is. – Kelly Carlson

Where to find Kelly:

ChelseaRiffe.com

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@onebadhabitatatime

@onebadhabitpodcast

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Transcript
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I just felt like I was left with like, I don't

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know who I am or like, how did I get here?

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Like, why am I so sad?

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And am I just so sad now?

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Or I'm just being forced to recognize the fact that I haven't really had or made

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decisions that are aligned with what I want my life to be and who I want to be.

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And I just, hadn't been asking myself those questions

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And so I just started with each week picking like really one small thing that

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I could do, because I was like, I can't do anything for eternity, but like I can try

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something for a week and see if I like it.

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And I started to realize that habits aren't really, like I am,

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staying in affirmation every day or like I have this really beautiful

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aesthetic, like morning routine.

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It was really just how each week in small ways can I choose myself

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and how I can honor myself.

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And it doesn't really matter what that is.

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our habits, they say are who you are, our behavior and actions, are

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reflection of how we see ourselves through ourselves in one way or another.

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Um, and I think also a reflection of boundaries of what we allow

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people to take and what we wanna give and like that energy exchange.

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what were some of those small

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habits that you did for one week at a time when you first started?

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Oh, my gosh.

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Well, my very first one was eating almonds in the morning.

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But so what I would do is I think for a week I would write down a lot of all

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my self doubting thoughts that I would have throughout the day, about anything.

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And then I would write a sentence to counter that or like honor the fact

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that it's something that I'm working on.

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And so like for a while, my Instagram hashtag for one bad habit at a time was

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#loveallyourlumps because I was like, you know, this is my body and it's

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carrying me through and I'm working hard to figure out how to take care

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of myself and what that means to me.

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And that has really helped me transition my view on my body, a lot.

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And I feel like every habit I chose each of those week, whether it was like almonds

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or that rewrite your narrative exercise, or even, I remember I tried keto and like

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failed at it, cuz I didn't understand what keto was It was all with the intention

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of like, how can I lend myself some love or like what would be like nourishing

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and honoring to me, and experimenting.

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And if it doesn't work, like the keto thing, like it's okay.

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The whole thing is just figuring out what works for you.

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And that was also, I think like a big thing that I would reiterate to

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myself is like, I'm figuring out what works for me and that's what matters.

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I really think the negative Connotations for me always feels like society.

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Like when I'm like in my room or cut off from the world in any regard, some

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of those shoulds go away cuz we're not seeing or like idolizing all of these,

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I would say like perfect routines or perfect lifestyles and so there's

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just so much pressure to, to be that.

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Cuz sometimes I'll try it and I'll be like, I actually hate that.

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that does not work with my lifestyle or how I wake up in the morning or my

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nighttime routine, is that honestly it's like, if you find it interesting or

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maybe something you wanna do, like maybe give in to the pressure and try it and

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then the rewire is if you don't like it or it does not feel healing, it doesn't

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feel good, you don't feel like it's a win after you do it, then, you know?

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Okay.

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Maybe that was just because, you know, Hailey Bieber was doing it and she

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looked so elegant as she was, you know, doing that whole routine then that

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she described in her InStyle magazine interview and understanding that

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all of us have habits and routines.

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Cause it's so easy to get caught up in the noise of the shoulds.

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And so it is just really trying to break through what actually is noise.

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