Do you have a bad habit you wish you could drop? Many people have a few bad habits that they wish they could drop, but they don’t think they have the willpower to do so. From procrastinating to overspending, check out 5 methods to help you break any bad habit.
1. Understand Your Bad Habit
If you understand your bad habit, it will be easier for you to get rid of it. You may be repeating bad habits without even realizing, so take some time to think about your bad habit. Ask yourself these questions; What is my bad habit? What triggers my bad habit? How often do I indulge in my bad habit?
2. Prepare Yourself To Quit Your Bad Habit
You may want to drop your bad habit right now, but if you drop it without preparing properly, you may pick it right back up again. Changing a habit takes time, so over the next week list every reason why you want to stop. It can also be beneficial to record how often you catch yourself doing it.
3. Implement Change Slowly
After a week of preparing, start to cut your bad habit out of your life. If you overspend, impose a spending limit and avoid shopping malls. If you want to start dieting, try cutting your favorite treat out of your diet. Every week, impose another limitation to help you get used to your new life without your bad habit.
4. Fine Yourself To Break The Habit
Many people struggle to quit their bad habits completely because they bend the rules in their mind. Make sure you stick to quitting by fining yourself every time you indulge in your bad habit. This is an added deterrent and it will make it harder for you to make excuses for yourself.
5. Remember That Your Willpower Has To Last
After a few months without your bad habit, you may thing you deserve to treat yourself – to your bad habit! This way of thinking will make you more likely to fail, so focus on your willpower. You have gone for so long without your bad habit that you clearly don’t need it, so remember this and se it as added willpower to make sure that bad habit stays in the past. Good luck!
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