How to break a bad habit and replace it with a good one?
Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accopmplishing your goals. they jeopardize your health –both mentally and physically.
And they waste your time and energy.
What causes bad habits?
Most of your bad habits caused by two things ….
Stress and boredom.
You can teach yourself new and healthy ways to deal with stress and boredom, which you can then substitute in place of your bad habits. Sometimes the stress or boredom that is on the surface is actually caused by deeper issues. Just like – a fear, an event, or a limiting belief- that is causing you to hold on to something that is bad for you?
Recognizing the causes of your bad habits is crucial to overcoming them.
For example, if you smoke when you get stressed, then it’s a bad plan to “just stop smoking” when that happens. Instead, you should come up with a different way to deal with stress.
How to break a bad habit
Choose a substitute for your bad habit.
You need to have a plan ahead of time for how you will respond when you face the stress or boredom that prompts your bad habit.
Surround yourself with people who live the way you want to live.
You don’t need to dich your old friends, but don’t underestimate the power of finding new ones.
Visualize yourself succeeding.
Whatever the bad habit is that you are looking to break, visualize yourself crushing it, smiling, and enjoying your success.
You don’t need to someone else, you just need to return to the old you.
The truth is that you already have it in you to be someone without your bad habits. If you had some bad habits just like smoking, you just need to be return to being a non-smoker.
where to go from here
If you are looking for the first step to breaking your bad habits, I’d suggest starting with awareness.
Breaking bad habits take time and efforts, but mostly it takes perseverance. Most people who end up breaking their bad habits try and fail multiple times before they make it work. You might not have success right away, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have it at all.
This is how you can change your addictions (bad habits)
- Find yourself for each offense.
- Understand what triggers your bad habits.
- Go slow and make tiny changes.
- Spend a month thinking about your habit before taking action.
- Change your environment.
- Coach yourself out of bad habits.
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