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06/04/2019
Habits make you who you are. If you have bad habits you want to break, and good ones you want to build, try this guide that The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI prepared for you.

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How to Break a Bad Habit

Certain behavior can be detrimental to your personal growth and can get in the way of you achieving your goals. To learn tips on how to get rid of your bad habits, continue reading.

Find Out More About Your Bad Habits

The first step is crucial to have a successful habit-breaking journey: learn more about your bad habits. Habits are often involuntary and stem from some sort of anxiety. It's your job now to know what exactly your habits are, what triggers them, and other similar queries. Learning more about your enemy will help you be better equipped to defeat it.

Think About the Consequences

Every action comes with a reaction. This means that everything you do has consequences (however, the magnitud or immediacy of said consequences can vary quite a bit). Your bad habits are shaping your present and future self. That's why, a strategy that could scare you straight is that of thinking about the negative consequences of your bad habits. For instance, if you often stay up late, learn what sleep deprivation can do to your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Substitute It for a Better One

Substitution may be your best friend in your endeavor of breaking your bad habits. You can replace your bad habit with a better one, and get two birds with one stone. Whenever you feel yourself craving to engage in your bad habit, switch it for a better one. For example, if you love potato chips, eat cucumbers with salt and lime whenever you get the cravings.

Seek Outside Help

Last but not least, why not have friends and family help you in your mission to break your bad habit? They can point out when you're failing to keep it at bay and encourage you to turn away from it. Moreover, they can share tips on the specific bad habit you're trying to part with. For profesional help, turn to a psychologist. They can analyze your problem, as well as get to the root of why it's happening. They can also share tactics to help you canalize your energy into something positive.

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How to Build a Habit

Once you've gotten rid of all of your bad habits, it's time to start building better ones that'll help you achieve your goals. To learn how to do just that, continue reading.

Take Your Time

As mentioned above, a habit is something you do without giving it much (or any) thought. It's something that comes naturally to you and that you may even enjoy doing. Needless to say, getting to that point can be challenging. For that reason, you should start out small. Understand this is a process and take sustainable steps that will allow you to go through it successfully.

Work On It Regularly

The habit building process is one you'll have to work on daily or regularly. To create a reading habit, for example, you will have to read every single day, even if it's just for a short period of time. Practice your habit consciously for about two months. After that, you will begin to see that the activity you want to become a habit, will be a necessity in your life.

Keep Going

Being that habit building can be so challenging and time-consuming, it's important that you realize that the best way to go about it is to keep going. There will be times in which your determination will weaken. But even then, do not stop. Know that time passes by so fast, whether you work on your habit or not, so why not make the most of it? Before you know it, you'll have a new habit if only you're diligent with it now.

Create Incentives for Yourself

Lastly, for those times in which you feel especially discouraged with your habit building process, create incentives that can motivate you to continue on your journey. For example, if you keep up with your habit for two weeks straight, you can buy yourself a present.

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