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How to break your bad habits:

Unfortunately we all have bad habits. Some we discover ourselves, through day to day experiences, and others are pointed out by the people around us. Either way we struggle to get rid of them. Thus, in the following post I hope to give some useful tips on how to shake bad habits. The first step is to list all your bad habits. Write these in two columns to separate the habits you want to change from the habits others want you to change. Thereafter, figure out which bad habits on your list are most important and rank them. Most importantly, work on one habit at a time. When you decide which habit you want to work on, figure out why it occurs. What triggers your habit? Is it due to you constantly repeating something or does this habit make you feel good? Then, be more specific and put a name or names to your trigger/s. For example; if your bad habit is smoking and you do it because it makes you feel better, try to pin point what it makes you feel better from, such as stress. Hereafter, find positive substitutes for your bad habit. So whenever you feel like smoking because you are stressed, rather go for a jog or listen to music. Last and probably most importantly, do not go throuh the process alone. When you have people to help and support you or even do it with you, things could be so much easier.

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Soonerdad3 wrote on April 19, 2015, 2:35 PM

According to my family I have too many bad habits to count and I am sure I would miss a few.

Deema wrote on April 19, 2015, 3:04 PM

Wow, that is not a nice thig to say. I am sure you are not all bad, stay positive and start small!

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 19, 2015, 3:09 PM

No, I am not all bad, thanks. But I know I have many bad habits that I do need to work on them. I was able to break one really bad habit several years ago, I quit smoking cigarettes about 12 years ago.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 19, 2015, 3:26 PM

I quit cold turkey, but my wife had a much harder time, but she finally quit a couple years ago with the help of ecigs.

trufflehunter wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:00 AM

This is a systematic process which looks promising.

RonElFran wrote on April 24, 2015, 12:11 PM

If I did your step 1, "The first step is to list all your bad habits." I'd never get to step 2. I don't have that much time!