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The link above is for good habits. Now below is how to break bad habits.
Do you have bad habits that you would like to break?
This video is how to break bad habits.
Before you understand how to break bad habits it is important to understand where bad habits come from.
First it is a trigger. You are triggered by something. For example hunger.
This trigger leads you to having a cupcake.
Eating a cookie is the behavior.
Your brain gets the reward of sugar.
Then the next time you are sad the sadness is the trigger. Your brain reminds you that you felt good after a cupcake last time you needed something. So you eat the cupcake to get that reward. And this cycle of trigger, behavior, reward leads to the creation of a bad habit.
Bad habits can be created and they can be broken as well.
Here are my steps on how to break bad habits:
1. Mindfullness. This is a technique to break bad habits where you are simply just more aware of what is going on. And you rationalize and think about the consequences before you do something.
My bad habits are vodka and sugar. Before I have a drink I will ask myself, ‘Do I like how I feel afterwards?’ or before I have too make cake, ‘Do I like how I feel after I eat cake?’
Mindfulness can help you break bad habits.
Step #2 on how to break bad habits is substitution. Replace a bad habit with a good habit.
So if your bad habit is spending too much time on Facebook then tell yourself every time you get the urge to write on Facebook you will write in your journal or replace it with another good habit.
Or maybe your bad habit is eating sugar, so you promise yourself when you get the urge you will eat apples and have apples ready to eat. This substitution will help you in breaking bad habits.
The next step in how to break bad habits is to eliminate the triggers. For example, if your bad habit is drinking vodka then take away the trigger of going to the bar. If your bad habit is eating candy don’t keep candy at your house. Taking these triggers away will help you to break bad habits.
The next step to break bad habits is to be optimistic. It is easy to think, ‘Why even try?’ Don’t think this way. In order to break bad habits you are going to have to be optimistic.
My final suggestion in how to break bad habits is to be surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you. This will keep you away from the bad habits.
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