Habits make you who you are and are often hard to break. We all have bad habits; some of them are more rasping than that of others. There are a few habits which can have a negative, long-term impact on your capacity to live a fulfilling life. Never let your bad habits rule your life.
Fortunately, it is possible to eliminate your bad habits. Here are a few tips that can help you to finally get rid of that bad habit once and for all.
You need to want them to go
The very first thing, in order to change a bad habit, you need to do is to want it to go. Some people consciously or unconsciously want their habits to stick around. So you must go deep in your heart and ask yourself whether you really want to give this up. If yes, you can move to the next step.
Focus on one bad habit at a time
It seems a good idea to break all of your bad habit and overhaul your life at once, but practically it is not that easy and trying to make any such kind of effort can lead you to the failure. Don’t be in hurry, just take it easy and change one habit at a time. You need to be patient as it may take some time but eventually it will bring success to you in order to break all of your bad habits.
Replace it with a good one
Avoid doing one thing may leave a vacuum in your life and this is the main reason due to which most of the people are unable to break their habits. You can fill the vacuum by adding some good habit in the place of one you want to let go. For instance, if you are habitual to eat chips and candies, you can replace them with tasty nuts fruits. Replace the habit of excessive net surfing with book reading.
Tell your family and friends
Tell them your plan about changing your bad habit, it will make them happy and they will help you in letting know your progress on regular intervals. Telling them will make you more likely to stick on your commitment of getting rid of the bad habit as you will feel a social pressure on you to keep up with your promise.
Tel only those people who you think can support you rather than those who have a negative approach and can’t support you in making the change.
Pen down your commitments with yourself
You should never think just in yourself about making the change in your habits but write them on a paper. Writing down would help you in clearly understanding about what you actually want to give up and what you actually mean by change. Moreover it will help you in staying committed because it is not easy to dismiss a promise printed in front of you while it is easy to dismiss a thought.
Know the benefits and losses
Think over the pros and cons of leaving and retaining the habit. Get clear in your mind about the benefits you can get by leaving the habit. Also feel what will happen if you don’t quite the habit. Make more use of your imagination about the result in both cases.
Avoid as many triggers as possible
You must need to know the triggers and temptations which lead you to bad habits. Sometimes we repeat bad habits without even realizing that we are doing them because you are continuously motivated by the triggers. Sometimes those may be external or internal. So, in order to make permanent change, first you need to know the triggers and them cut them off of your life.
If you really want to break your bad habit, it is very essential to stay consistent. Try to do the things at the same time and in same pattern to get the desirable results.
Do it Now
Waiting for what? If you have decided to get rid of your bad habits then don’t wait for life and do it now. Practice the things you have decided to do in order to break the habit and have a brand-new way of life.