1 Simple Trick to Breaking a Bad Habit for Life
If you have a hard time breaking a bad habit, try this: Find one small habit you can change and make a commitment to yourself to change it for 5 days.
That’s it! One little habit, for only 5 days.
Tell yourself it’s just an experiment and you can go back to the original habit if it doesn’t work out. An example might be replacing an unhealthy breakfast with a healthier one, or buying a regular coffee instead of calorie-rich fancy coffee, or choosing stairs instead of elevators/escalators. Chances are after 5 days you’ll break the bad habit and replace it with this new, healthier habit. If it’s a particularly hard habit to break, you may need a few extra days.
See, the thing is, we fear change. We like to stay within our comfort zone. But without change, we’re like a stagnant pool of water.
And when it comes to eating and exercise habits huge changes can be overwhelming.
5 days isn’t a long time. It’s something you can commit to, right? What small change can you make in your life for the next 5 days?
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