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3 Tips To Kick Out A Bad Habit From Your Life read

Dec 25 2020

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At some point in our lives, we all pick up a habit we wish we never should have. While some of these habits are just a nuisance, others can take mental, physical, and emotional toll on us. They also can spur up unplanned expenses if one do not have an adequate HEALTH INSURANCE cover.

While it is easy to kick out certain habits, others require a little more effort and time. The precursor to these tips, of course, is that you set a deadline for yourself like by when you will get rid of your bad habit. It can be your birthday, a wedding in the family, or any other specific date. The important thing is to make it time-bound so that you can focus your energies on not wanting to look back.

Mentioned below are 3 tips that can help you overcome that sticky habit that you want to get rid of from a long time.

 

  • OUT GOES THE BAD ONE, IN COMES THE GOOD ONE

Kicking out a bad habit does not mean that you have to be hard on yourself. According to Dr. Scott Barry Kauffman of UPenn, it is easier for humans to learn than unlearn. This means that developing a better habit is a more success-oriented plan than abstaining from a bad one.

So, if you have a habit of binging on food, eat fruits and salads to curb your cravings instead of stopping eating altogether. If you wish to quit smoking, chew a gum. Customize the change in your favor as per your liking.
 

  • TAKE A DETOUR FROM YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

Habits become a part of our lifestyle-a smoke after lunch, biting nails while reading, gorging on food when anxious, etc. So, when you are trying to quit a bad habit, take a detour.

Go and meet a colleague after lunch to forget smoking. That way, you also would not miss your post lunch walk. Twiddle your thumbs while reading your favorite article website to quit biting nails. And when you are anxious, try sitting down and taking deep breaths.
 

  • JUST THIS ONCE IS A BAD EXCUSE

If you are trying to break a habit, it is not okay to give in to temptations every once in a while. If you feel the urge to smoke, tell yourself that you will do it at the end of the day. After work, start your engines and drive home. Keep yourself occupied and do not think too much. Do not let your mind overcome your will.

Support from family and friends is equally important when you are trying to make a change. Remember, it is about breaking the habit loop. Change your routine and reward yourself with something better.

 

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