Remember way back when you committed to your New Year Resolutions? Are they now long gone with old habits back in action? You know, those tendencies that happen over and over without thinking…
Our own habits can drive us crazy, especially when they are the ones we don’t want to participate in. So how do we break them?
No, not for an idea on how to get rid of old habits, but think so you can break them. Instead of focusing on the habit itself, start to focus on what you’re thinking when that unwanted behavior occurs:
When and How
When and how does that habit occur? Many habits happen during certain situations. If that’s the case, get off the hamster wheel. Avoid those situations, and if that’s not possible, change mindset and actions through that situation. Look for patterns that you can modify or remove.
When it comes to that unwanted habit, consider what’s in it for you. How are you benefiting or not benefiting? Most habits, even annoying and harmful ones, serve (or once served) a purpose. Before eliminating that habit, be sure you aren't removing what’s good.
One of the best ways to break an old habit is by replacing it with something new. Consider the changes you are going to make and what you’re going to do instead. If you're going to go through the effort of kicking a habit to the curb, why not make sure you put a better habit in its place?
For example, if you want to break the habit of eating a bowl of ice cream every night, replace it with a walk around the block.
We may be coming close to the end of summer, but there’s plenty of time left in this year. Here’s to making this the best year yet!
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