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Want to break tough habits? As we near the end of the year, it’s time to re-think if some of our bad habits are worth the risks!
It is often all too easy to get into some pretty bad habits. You could be the most disciplined person in the world, and there’s still a chance that you could fall into a bad habit or two here or there. Of course, the worst thing about those kinds of habits that they are much harder to break than they are to get into.
In fact, some habits are so tough to break that people just accept that they’re stuck with them. However, that’s far from the case. After all, just because something is hard doesn’t mean that you just give up the most that you start to struggle. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to finally start taking back control and break those bad habits.
A lot of the time, it can help to replace a bad habit with a better one. Something like, replace going out and drinking a lot with cooking healthy meals at home or replace cigarettes with a vape atomizer. Sure, this isn’t exactly the most long-term solution in the world, but it can make a huge difference to how easily you’re able to let go of your bad habit. And over time you’ll find that you’re able to stop using your alternative as you no longer miss the bad habit that you gave up.
One of the most important things to remember is that no matter what kind of battle you’re fighting, you don’t need to fight it alone. You’re always going to be able to reach out to the people around you, whether it’s friends, family, or even people at work. Try to take on a challenge like this on your own is often too much for someone to handle and there’s no point suffering on your own when there are so many people who could so easily help and support you.
Stop making excuses
Of course, when it all comes down to it, this is your battle to fight, and you’re never going to be able to win it until you can accept that you can’t keep making excuses for yourself. You need just to accept that it’s going to be hard but that it’s something that you need to do. Don’t put it off by saying that you’ll do it tomorrow or next week because those days will never come. Deal with it now and do everything you can to stick to your guns.
One of the biggest fears that a lot of people have is that they’ll break their bad habit but fall back into it again, or that they’ll somehow undo all of the progress that they’ve made. The important thing to remember is that, as long as you’re still working at it, you’re never going to fall back to square one. It can sometimes feel like two steps forward, one step back but you need to hold onto the fact that you’re still making progress, even if it’s taking a little time.
Shelly is a wife, mama, and author, living in Lynchburg, Tennessee – home of Jack Daniel Whiskey. Her front porch is perfect for Tennessee AppleTennessee Apple or Tennessee Fire while reading a good mystery novel. She enjoys cooking delicious meals for her family, cleaning and organizing her home, and spending time outdoors in her beautiful hometown!