Breaking Bad Habits

bad habits breaking habits habit habits planning setbacks Mar 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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