- 7 Steps To Break or Make A Habit

7 Steps To Break or Make A Habit


We all have habits, some positive and some negative.
These are taught actions that we perform practically effortlessly.
And the majority of us have a habit we'd like to break or cultivate.
A new behavior takes around four weeks for most people to become routine, or habit.
The actions below can help you develop a new behavior habit more easily.

1. The first step is to determine your objective.
You should strive to position your objective as a positive statement, especially if you're trying to halt or break a habit.
Instead of saying "I'm going to stop snacking at night," say "I'm going to practice healthy eating habits."
You should also make a goal list.
Putting things down on paper helps you commit.
It can also assist if you tell someone you trust about your aim.

2. Choose an alternative behavior.
(If you want to form a new habit, your replacement behavior will be the objective in and of itself.)
When attempting to break a habit, this stage is critical.
If you wish to cease a behavior, you must replace it with a superior behavior.
If you don't, your previous pattern of conduct will reappear.

3. Recognize and understand your triggers.
Individual behavioral tendencies do not exist.
Frequently, one behavior is linked to another aspect of your daily routine.
In the case of snacking, the trigger could be late-night television or reading.

While you're watching, you grab a bag of chips.
After eating, many smokers reflexively light up.
Consider when and why you do the thing you want to stop doing.

4. Make notes for yourselves.
You can do this by making notes in the places where the behavior occurs frequently.
You can also write a note to yourself on the mirror, refrigerator, computer monitor, or any other visible spot.
A family member or coworker can also utilize a specific phrase to remind you of your aim.

5. Seek assistance and support from others.
This is self-evident.
With assistance, any task becomes easier.
If you can develop a cooperation with someone, it works much better.

6. Make affirmations a daily habit.
Write your phrase or sentence ten times a day for twenty-one days in the present tense (as if it were already happening).
This method embeds your objective in your subconscious mind, which not only reminds you to practice the new behavior but also keeps you focused and motivated.

7. Reward yourself for achieving goals at regular intervals.
Concentrate on your objective one day at a time, but reward yourself at one, three, and six months.
The rewards don't have to be large or expensive, and you should strive to make them related to the goal in some way.
This will offer you with both motivation and incentive.

Of course, following these procedures does not ensure success.
Depending on the habit, it may take numerous attempts until you succeed.
You can do it if you stay with it.
Best wishes.
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