How to Break a Bad Habit (and Replace It With a Good One)

How to Break a Bad Habit (and Replace It With a Good One)

How to Break a Bad Habit (and Replace It With a Good One)Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals.

Bad habits jeopardize your health—both mentally and physically—and they can also waste your time and energy. We know that our bad habits are, well . . . bad. So why do we still do them, and how can we get rid of them? While habits are definitely a psychological issue and incredibly complex, we’re going to do our best to help you get rid of your bad ones, and replace them with good ones! 

How to break the bad habit

You don’t break a habit, you replace it. It’s up to you to replace this habit with something good and productive.

Choose a substitute. You need to plan ahead of time for how you will respond when you face the stress that prompts your bad habit. Breathing exercises when the tobacco calls your name, or write a sentence for work when you start hearing imaginary Facebook notifications from your phone. You need to have a plan for what you’re going to do when the urge strikes.

Cut out triggers. Break bad habits by cutting out the trigger, the things stimulate your bad habits. If you smoke when you drink, don’t go to the bar. Make it easier on yourself to break these bad habits by avoiding the things that cause them

Surround yourself with people who encourage you. You don’t need to ditch your old friends, but don’t underestimate the power of finding some new ones! Especially those you made to encourage you.

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