Breaking Bad HabitsMar 14, 2020
Do you have a health and fitness goal?
If yes - then you have a more important goal:
Form habitual behaviors that help you and ditch the bad habits that hold you back.
𝟲 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁𝘀
1️⃣ Decide now. What habit do you want to break? Accountability exercise, don’t be a pansy 😉 share it in comments below 👇👇
Hesitation allows a crack for your excuses seep through. Stop hesitating. Act now.
2️⃣ Think/Write/Discuss: How will your life look differently if you drop the habit? And, what will happen if you don’t drop it?
^ and excellent journal prompt too btw
3️⃣ TRACK IT - what triggers the bad habit? When and why do you find yourself doing this behavior on autopilot?
Ya can’t change what you don’t even know is happening.
4️⃣ Tell yourself to KNOCK IT OFF
Like actually, say it out loud.
It weirdly works really well for me lol 🤷♀️
5️⃣ Fire your current habit and hire a replacement
What can you do instead?
Craving a late night snack (prob just because you want to, not because you’re hungry)
Try grabbing some hot tea or flavored sparkling water instead.
6️⃣ Don’t just decide: PREPARE
Breaking a habit is hard work.
It takes effort to get rid of something that is effortless.
Note when triggers appear (step 3) and have an “if-then” plan for how to handle the trigger when it comes up.
OVERALL 👉 create friction. Make the bad habit harder to do (e.g unplug the WiFi if you want to be off electronics by 8pm)
And for those good habits? 👉 Make it as easy as possible (e.g wear your gym clothes to bed for an early AM workout)
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