Habits form when we perform behaviors without thinking. If you automatically flip on the light switch when entering a room, you have a habit. Because it’s so automatic, we wrestle with our bad habits. Fortunately, psychologists have developed several skills to help us drop our old habits and build better ones. If you struggle with habits like procrastination, nail-biting or swearing, these tips can seamlessly erase those bad behaviors. From habit tracking to goal setting to jumping back after relapsing, we’ve gathered all the tricks. Learn how to transform your habits and forget that you even had a bad habit.
Recognize The Bad Habit And Convince Yourself That You Can Change
Psychology emphasizes the importance of recognizing a need for change before committing to it. To break a bad habit, we must accept that the habit needs changing. You can motivate yourself by earnestly talking to close friends and family about your habit.
Once you’ve decided on the need for change, tell yourself that you can change. Repeating inspiring mantras such as “I am capable of breaking this habit” or “I am strong enough to change” can inspire you to embark upon the habit-breaking path.