Hey Angels and Alphas,
We’ve all got bad habits that we just can’t seem to kick, no matter how hard we try. Maybe you bite your nails or put off doing work until the last minute. Or maybe you smoke too much or drink more than you should. If this sounds like you, then it’s time to stop making excuses and start finding solutions. This guide will teach you how to kick your bad habits to the curb so you can start creating new healthy ones that are sure to stick with you forever!
Pick one thing to start with
– Start gradually. If you’re trying to quit smoking, start with cutting down or switching to a healthier smoke like e-cigarettes. You don’t have to stop cold turkey.
– Set up a plan. Write down what your bad habit is, when and where you do it, and how often you do it. This can help you map out a plan that will work for you and your lifestyle.
– Get support from friends and family members who want you to succeed in kicking your bad habits. They may be able to provide encouragement or additional ideas on how they’ve dealt with similar challenges in their lives.
Get rid of any reminders
In order to kick your habit, you need to remove any reminders that trigger your habit. If you have a habit of smoking after meals, for example, get rid of anything in your house that reminds you of smoking. Get rid of ashtrays, lighters and matches. If certain people trigger your bad habits, avoid them or stop seeing them as much as possible. Remove junk food from your home so that it’s not tempting and eat healthy snacks instead.
Decide on what you want in its place
The first step in kicking your bad habits is to figure out what you want instead. What are some new habits that you can develop?
You might want to make a list of behaviors or activities that you would like to replace your bad habits with.
For example, if you have a hard time staying motivated at work, maybe you could try running on your lunch break once a week. If giving up sugar feels impossible, maybe you can start by reducing the amount that goes into your coffee each morning and work from there. It’s important not only what we’re replacing our bad habit with but also how often we do it. The more consistently we can engage in these healthier habits, the easier it will be for them become part of who we are and override our old ways of doing things.
Commit your whole self
Make sure you surround yourself with people who support your goals and are there for you when things get tough. If you know people who might bring you down or discourage you from making changes, it might be a good idea to distance yourself from them. It can also help if you have family or friends who are going through a similar experience and who can offer support. Remember that this is your journey, so only ask for help when it’s necessary.
Surround yourself with supportive people
If you are looking to break free of your bad habits, surround yourself with people who will not enable them. If you have a bad habit of over-eating but live with someone who always offers you food or goes out and buys treats, it’s time to get out of that situation. If you’re trying to quit smoking and every time you feel like a cigarette, your significant other is right there offering one; they should be doing something else when they see you feeling tempted. It’s important that we find supportive people who will help us on our journey and not make it more difficult by feeding into our unhealthy behaviors.
Reward yourself for every small win
It can be easier said than done, but being consistent is key when it comes to kicking bad habits. You might need a little outside help at first, so you might want to sign up for an online support group. If you’re not sure which ones are best suited for your needs, take this quiz. It’ll get you on track and keep you accountable.
Don’t try too hard
It’s really easy to overthink things and get yourself worked up into a frenzy, but that’s not going to do you any favors. It will only make the situation worse. The best thing you can do is take a step back, take some deep breaths, and remind yourself of what you’re trying to accomplish here. You want this habit gone forever, right? So stop being so hard on yourself. Accept that this is going to be difficult and work your way through it. You know what they say: Rome wasn’t built in a day!