How to Change Bad Habits


Bad habits do not have to rule your life. However, if you’re caught in a cycle of trying to break your own bad habits, it can start to feel like it sometimes. Bad habits don’t have to take control of your life. It might feel hard to break those bad habits but when you take it one step at a time, you can do it.

Here are some tips on how to change bad habits:

  1. Identify the habit. It sounds simple but it’s important to identify the bad habit that you want to change. You need to pinpoint it before you can take steps to change it.
  2. Focus on why you want to change. Why do you want to change this habit? Your motivations will help you stick with it so you should write them down and keep them handy.
  3. Cut out your triggers. You will also want to cut out things that trigger you to do the bad habit in the first place, making you less tempted.
  4. Deal with the real problem. Sometimes the bad habit comes from another underlying problem that you need to address first. Did you pick up a bad habit because of nerves or anxiety? Is there a better way you can address your anxiety in a healthier way?
  5. Visualize yourself succeeding. It’s important to visualize what it will be like when you succeed. You should feel it and see it in your mind.

With these tips on how to change bad habits, you’re ready to start a plan for busting that bad habit yourself.