Thursday, October 24, 2013

How to get rid of the Bad Habits

What is a bad habit? it is an unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition and  have a huge factor in our lives. For example smoking, biting nails, excessive shopping, not eating, picking noses and a lot more that can harm your health. 

Getting rid of a bad habit is difficult because your habit is part of your personality already. You have been doing it from the beginning since the day you have learned how to do it.  It causes anxiety when you unwillingly get rid of it even for the first try. Also there is already a need, not just merely a want but a need that you can relate to necessities.

Often times we try to discard those bad habits and more often than not, we failed. Well because we did not try harder and there is no commitment, we just give up so easy on the first try, and we face it alone, I'm not saying it is bad, It is just that no man is an island and everyone needs support and encouragement.

Here are my top 5 on how to get rid  of the bad habit.

1. Be committed. Commitment is not present to people who does not want real change, those who were just forced by somebody to change.It's basic, you just have to want it badly. If you do not want to do it, you always have reason for not doing it, but If you want to do it, you can always find ways on how to do it. 

2. Choose the Right People. Your friends can be the one introduced you to the bad habit, so if you want to change you do not want to hang out with people who are doing the things you want to avoid. It's tempting and you can not resist. Find someone who had succeeded in making a change. 

3. Find a new Hobby. There are a lot of things that you can do in a positive way. like engaging into sports, taking an art class, enrolling in a cooking class, yoga. Find your inner passion and be mad about it, love it and soon your world will turn around.

4. Write a Journal. Keep a small notebook and a pen and write everything. Your success, your failures and why you have failed, your feelings, why you want to do it, make plans on how to get rid of it. Just write it down maybe it is just stress and you just have to let it out. you can use some app today or just your phone to write some thoughts.

5. Trust yourself. Of course there will be failures but that does not mean that you have already failed . Think of the first failures as setbacks, like a trial and error stuff and then get up again tomorrow morning and start anew. Do not be too hard on your self. Make use of the reward-punishment tactic.

That I think my friend can help you in your journey to change for real. Change is hard most of all if it's gonna be good on you. And remember no one can help you but yourself only. Take it slow but for sure. try it and come back, Are you successful even just for a couple of days? What are the obstacles that you think you cannot handle?