Bad habits habits are something that are ingrained in someone’s very nature, and are difficult to get rid off.
That doesn’t mean that you have to consider yourself a lost cause, because there is ALWAYS something you can do to change.
So don’t lose hope,
Let’s see how:
Now, before we get into effective ways to destroy those bad habits, we need to understand what they actually are, first.
Because from a good understanding, we can develop strategies that work.
So, what are bad habits, REALLY?
A (bad) collection of things you do on a constant basis that YOU KNOW are bad for you, but do it anyway?
…Heh, yes and no.
Let me explain.
While bad habits of course, retain the meaning of what I’ve mentioned above, are more than that.
But bad habits are also the result of multiple bad decisions that have been extended through a long period of time, and had the chance to spread roots into your subconscious mind.
And that’s because AT FIRST, bad habits are simply… indulgences:
- Unhealthy choices
Though there are other smaller things that you won’t consider bad habits by their appereance and (false) innocence,
They ALWAYS start as a one-time gig… or so you think.
But then… something happens.
That one, apparently innocent choice becomes 2, then 3, then 10…until you reach a point in which you wonder why you can’t shake it off anymore.
And a bad habit is born.
But it didn’t materialize out of thin air.
YOU helped it form.
YOU gave it attention.
YOU gave it time.
YOU gave it resources.
So, the bad news is that it’s completely YOUR FAULT.
The good news instead is… that it’s completely YOUR FAULT.
Confused? Don’t be.
It’s quite easy really, stay with me, let’s actually see HOW to break your bad habits now.
In the end, you are both your success & your dismay
So, what i actually mean is that you control the outcome.
How did those bad habits came to be in the first place?
Exactly, because of you.
And how will they disappear? Same reason.
And it makes sense when you think about it, just as you enabled yourself to let go and fall into those things,
You’ll have to reel it back, and physically & mentally distantiate from them.
Remember how i said that because of your first indulgence, then the chain of bad decisions came to be? Reverse engine all of that and you have the solution.
Just as you indulged day after day, time after time…
You will have to NOT do that for the same amount of time, seems logical.
But of course it’s going to be much harder than when you first started indulging.
But why is that?
Because now you actually have to exert something you didn’t think to put in when you first started going down the bad path:
That’s the thing most people with bad habits struggle the most with.
Think it as a “price” you have to pay, now, if you want back your normal, non-addicted state of mind.
For some this might be harder to take in, but there’s no magic trick when it comes to it, sorry-not-sorry.
The only way you can come out of this as a better person is to push aside, ignore whatever you might feel in the moment, for a better, cleaner future.
It’s the ONLY way.
And i know, at first it’ll be damn hard, but once you start to build this streak of not giving in, it’ll get EXPONENTIALLY EASIER.
Until you will find yourself to a point where you’re not even thinking anymore, and you long left behind whatever that was.
It’ll be seamless.
But you got to suffer a little bit, at first.
But remember, relapses are something to be expected.
Is in that moment that you’ll need to think for your higher good and to the thing that’ll benefit you.
Thanks for reading.
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