admin - July 22, 2013
Bad habits are addictive. They’re hard to break, even though you know you need to break them. Another important thing to remember about bad habits is that they’re not rewarding. In fact, they can be debilitating and life-altering (in a negative way).
Good habits, on the other hand, are just as addictive as bad habits yet offer numerous rewards. Things like eating healthier, not smoking, and exercising more make your life better rather than debilitate it. Since every person is different, there’s no set time frame it should take you to turn a good action into a good habit. There are, however, a few steps you can follow to help make this happen.
- Take it slow. Don’t do everything at once, set your goals at realistic levels, and take small steps.
- Only try to change one habit at a time.
- Write down your goal as a reminder. Note the habit you want to change and write down specific ways to achieve that goal.
- Repeat the good habit you’re aiming for as often as possible.
- Don’t give up too soon. A habit doesn’t form overnight. Give it some time to kick in.