How to Break a Bad Habit

how to break a bad habit

Have you noticed that we are creatures of habit? Whether our habits are good, bad or indifferent, we all have them. Some are subtle while others are obvious and even offensive. Habits are developed over the years from the teaching our parents pass down, outside influences, observations and (of course) practice. The many habits we develop throughout our lives influence our relationships and quality of life, so it is important to evaluate them from time to time and replace bad habits with good ones.

Tips on How to Break a Bad Habit

Before you can make any change in your life, you need to know what you are changing. Bad habits range from things you say to the things that you do, some more severe than others. If addictions are involved then it can be very challenging to overcome a bad habit. Start by identifying the habits you want to change; overeating, smoking, pessimism, being judgmental, poor self-esteem, whining, short temper, being late to work, procrastination, over scheduling, frivolously spending money, etc. The list can go on-and-on, and I bet we all could find half a dozen bad habits we want to change without thinking too hard and long about it.
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