Breaking Out of Your Bad Habits

Breaking Out of Your Bad Habits

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RULE OF THUMB

Us humans are known to operate by habits, whether or not they are good or bad. Studies have shown that 40% of the time we aren’t even thinking about what we are doing and just function on habitual behaviors or routines.

But what does any of this even mean?

It means that the body will unintentionally pick up on habits without us noticing, and it’s usually the bad ones that are the hardest to get rid of.

Maybe you haven’t noticed or taken the time to sit down and think of your every move but your habits are there. Both good and bad. The key is to identify the bad ones and acknowledge that they need to be removed.

With tons of strategies for breaking bad habits relative to neuro-linguistic programing, one that I have tried and noticed to be the most effective, is keeping a habit journal.

Every day before going to bed, write down your daily interactions with people and activities, whether good or bad, and try to spot patterns in between them. There is always a “thing” that triggers a habit in your mind that will cause you to lose focus. Now, switch up the bad habit before it occurs, with a different activity and reward yourself at the end. Human brains function on a trigger and reward sequence.

We are quick to adapt when we subconsciously know an action will reward us. It is not easy but if practiced on a daily basis, it CAN be done. Like Jim Rohn says, “Success is nothing more than a few SIMPLE disciplines, practiced daily”.

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