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Tips for Breaking a Bad Habit

21 Jul

Tips for Breaking a Bad Habit

Who doesn’t have a bad habit? It would be hard to find someone that you know that won’t admit to having some type of bad habit. These habits can be related to your health, your relationship or to your business.  

One of the hardest things about breaking a bad habit is getting enough motivation to actually take steps to break it. Some of the most well-known ways to break a habit include:

  • Quitting cold turkey

  • Setting a date to quit your habit

  • Replacing the bad habit with a good one

All of these methods can easily work for you, if you are truly ready to break your habit. Would you say that you currently have the desire to quit your habit? Or is it something that you keep putting off until next week?

We are all busy with our lives and this is why quitting cold turkey or setting a quitting date do not always work. The minute you tell yourself that you can’t have or do something, you end up thinking about it all day long. Small children are a fantastic example of this. When you tell them that they can’t have something, they drive you nuts asking for it.

So what can you do instead?

Your approach to quitting your bad habit needs to be a little different. Let’s say for example that you want to quit eating sugar. The minute you place this item on an ‘I can never have it’ list, you constantly crave it.

How about tackling it this way.

Get up tomorrow morning and tell yourself that you are just going to get through one day without eating sugar. You will find it much easier to say no when offered something that contains sugar, because there is always tomorrow.

What you will discover is that when tomorrow comes you only have to get through one day without eating sugar. Again it will be much easier to manage and you will find that your motivation increases. Within a few days you won’t be craving the sugar as much and you will start automatically saying no when offered cake or cookies.

Now that’s not to say you can never eat a piece of cake again. Honestly who doesn’t want to have a piece of birthday or a slice of wedding cake when offered? All you are doing is not making sweets treats a huge part of your life. Instead you can easily reserve these things as ‘treats’ for a special occasion.

Here’s some steps for you to consider:

  1. Try and determine what it is that makes you perform your bad habit. Is it getting upset or frustrated with someone? Write down the reason and keep it somewhere that you can see it.

  2. If you are letting someone’s reaction to something force you into eating, switch the eating up with another action. Maybe go for a walk, have a cup of tea or coffee or call up a friend. Don’t let your habit rule your emotions.

  3. Is your bad habit affecting your health, do you feel stiff and sore or know that you are putting on the pounds, but hate to admit it? Think about how you will feel if you continue in this way, are you ready to start feeling worse about yourself?

Breaking a bad habit is not going to be easy. While you do need to be aware of your choices, you don’t want this to become an obsession. Instead take one day at a time and get through those 12 or 14 hours at a time. I am sure you will agree that this seems more doable than using another method. Plus if you do fall off the wagon, you have only ruined one day and can get back on track tomorrow. 

This Month’s Reading

24 Jan

One of my 2016 goals is to read at least 2 books a month.
And I’m halfway done with The Silver Bomb and Secret Entourage.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been in my hands for a few months but I’ve had a stack of borrowed books and a lot of work.

I will hit my goals for 2016.
And that is why I’ve put this goal out here in blog space for all of you to hold me accountable.

Read Brolic!

Personal Finance

8 Dec

“The first rule of personal finance is that it’s not personal and it’s not financial. It’s about your ability to make ten changes and not get too depressed over it.”
James Altucher

Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People

20 Jan
#thriveorsurvive

#thriveorsurvive

An #infographic developed by social-media marketing company NowSourcing

Infographic- Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic) via Entrepreneur.com

21 Dec

#thriveorsurvive.

No one goes to the Olympics for silver.

Thoughts? Concerns?
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Infographic: Good and Bad Habits of Smart People

22 Sep

#thriveorsurvive.

No one goes to the Olympics for silver.

Thoughts? Concerns?
Questions? Think I’m wrong?
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Need ideas?
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Mistakes, and Success

24 Dec

Habits, Mistakes, and Success

You can never make the same mistake twice.. because the second time you make it…. it’s not a mistake..it’s a choice….
-Quoted from Tony toca aka Djchamp the circuit troublemaker da voice of nj

Tonight I’ll be brief.
Life is a serious of decisions. And ultimately those decisions will make or break you.
Not trying to build the blog by heightening. importance but look around folks- one decision can change your life.

Mistakes
We all make them. We’re human. Normal right? Yes and no. There is no reason to make continuous mistakes a perfection will say. However I disagree. Mistakes are teachable moments; they are lessons learned. Everyone learns by making mistakes. Ever see a baby walk? They fall and fall and fall. Its the way they get it right. Do we really change that much folks?
nope.. While I aim for success and set high goals for myself and my business I know that I will stumble. I know I will learn and grow.

I also take stock of these mistakes and periodically list them so I can see if I’m making the same mistakes over and over. I’d highly suggest everyone does this. Its in essence an accountability list. Let this list of mistakes hold you to a relentless pursuit of greatness. It is never acceptable to fail continuously. It is however acceptable to make a plan and a methodology to move beyond problems. If you have read my previous articles then you know I’m a big fan of lists. I make a weekly to do list and often write out daily ones and even email myself other lists that are shorter.
These lists WORK. And in turn they will work even better for you when you put aside fear and face your shortcomings and mistakes. Another way to utilize these lists and make sure that you maximize your mistakes is to use an accountability buddy as well (another favorite tactic of mine).
Let someone see the lists you make.
Let someone know you want to succeed, you will slip up at times, and that failure is not an option.

It is my sincere belief that success is imminent when you battle mistakes head on. I’m not suggesting you are a fool. Or that you can’t do it. What I am suggesting you do is be proactive in utilizing every moment of your journey to be even greater. Mistakes are here to stay,no question about it- so why not make them a partner as opposed to an enemy?

#thriveorsurvive.

Luck never made a man wise.  ~Seneca, Letters to Lucilius

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.  ~Author Unknown

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. ~Coleman Cox

Thoughts? Concerns?
Questions? Think I’m wrong?
Let’s chat.
Need ideas?
Want to learn how to invite?
Let’s chat.
Want a mentor or maybe the guy who will bounce ideas back and forth with you?
Let’s chat-
Tony@Changeinadvance.com
@changeinadvance
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Or simply reply to this article.

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