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A Hard Habit To Break…

breaking bad habits

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I’ll make a bold declaration and say we all have bad habits.

Big ones, little ones, there a certain things we want to change about ourselves, and the tough part is we’ve been doing them for a while. Our habits have become character traits.

Then, when we try to change those habits, we’re not always successful, which leads to disappointment. And after a while it’s not “try, try again.” It’s “why bother?”

Maybe it’s time to try a different way…

It’s been said time and time again that the best way to break a habit is to replace it with another one. And if you do it for 21 days, that habit will be set in your brain for a good long time.

So what habits should be added to the daily regime?

Meditate

It just takes a few minutes. Close your eyes. Concentrate on your breathing. Quietly clear your thoughts.

Hydrate

When you think about water, have some. Your body needs more of it than you’re probably getting

Gratitude

Add “please” and “thank you” to your regular daily dialogues. People will appreciate feeling appreciated.

Eat a Vegetable

Keep some green foods around, all the time. Keep them with you in the house, the car, the office. They’re good to have in a hunger pinch.

Walk It Out

Get off the couch and stroll down the street. Ten minutes one way, ten minutes back.

 

If you can think of more, go for it. The more the merrier.

When you fill up your hours with good habits, you might find them taking up the space of all those bad ones.

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