Everyone has habits. They are the things we do on a regular basis, often without much hesitation. Sometimes they are healthy habits, such as going to the gym a few times a week or drinking green tea after waking up in the morning. In other cases, however, they can be unhealthy or ‘bad’ habits, such as nail biting, smoking, drinking a little too much when stressed, continually snacking, and eating a lot of fast food. Unfortunately, habits are quite challenging to break, especially if they are long-standing ones. But it is not impossible to break bad habits. Continue reading for some of the proven ways to kick your bad habits to the curb and never see them again!
Become Mindful Of The Habit
When trying to break a bad habit, it is essential to become more mindful of the habit in question. Try asking yourself what you are doing. Wonder why you are doing it. When did you start doing (now and when the adverse formed) it? You will learn how to be aware of the indicators when you are about to engage in your habit (e.g., what induces a cigarette craving). Thus, when you wish to break the pattern, being mindful of the habit gives you the ability to stop yourself before you do it again.
Continue reading to learn how shifting your attitude to ‘do not’ instead of ‘cannot’ works wonders on saying goodbye to a bad habit.