How to Break Bad Habits
Some of our habits positively impact us, and some are neither useful nor have a positive effect, commonly termed bad habits.
00:14 04 May 2022
Habits are a part of our lives, and nothing is wrong with them. Some of our habits positively impact us, and some are neither useful nor have a positive effect, commonly termed bad habits. We get used to habits after going through the same routine with each passing day.
Getting rid of some of our unwanted habits is a highly challenging task. But to help you with that, this article has been penned down. Below are mentioned certain ways- how to break bad habits. To know more about it, keep reading.
- Be your own habit tracker
Self-realization is an essential part of our lives. If you are able to realize what your good and bad habits are, it will be way much easier for you to be your own habit tracker. To get rid of your bad habits, the first thing that you should keep in mind is to identify your triggers- what makes you do that particular thing.
Regular bad habits have certain specifications such as time of occurrence, place of occurrence, your feelings when it takes place, and if it takes place immediately after some event or not. Let us take an example to get a clearer picture of this.
Suppose you want to make a healthy habit of sleeping early, so you have to identify what keeps you awake in the first place. Be your own tracker and see if you are chatting or watching any series that is keeping you awake. If you are able to figure it out, then viola, try changing it soon.
- Try to replace your bad habit with a healthy one
The very next thing that comes right after you can identify the reason behind your bad habit is trying to replace it with a new one, a healthy one. As said earlier, coming out of a bad habit is really a difficult task, but then let us not lose hope and keep trying.
And one of the easiest tricks to break a bad habit is to replace it. When you find it difficult to break, just find a new one and replace it with your previous habit. Let us again take an example to understand it clearly.
For example, you find that you have begun to overeat junk food while you are not at home, and that particular habit of yours has led you to eat junk even at home. So, the easiest way for you to avoid eating junk food is to carry something healthy with you all along. Carry some dry fruits or fruits or biscuits, so whenever you may feel hungry, you may stop to have some bites of it.
- Put up constant reminders
Deal with your daily reminders. The third most important thing that comes next after identifying and replacing your bad habit is putting up constant reminders, which will help you to throw away your bad habit. Now the question is how it is to be done. The simplest way to put up constant reminders is using sticky notes.
Let us look at some funny examples to make it simple for you. Suppose you want to stop drinking too many cold drinks, then put up a sticky note on your refrigerator door saying what you should avoid. The cold drink might be tempting, and it will be too difficult for you to control. But all for the sake of breaking some bad habits.
So, give a note to yourself that you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and set it as a goal; with time, you will attain a healthy lifestyle with certain good habits.