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Strategies
for Breaking
ANY Bad Habit
2727
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Habits run our
daily life.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monsieurlam/1589954767/
Some habits
are helpful.
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Others can work
against you.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035610542@N01/60002388/
Fortunately, it
is possible to
eliminate a
bad habit.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutterhack/3109603395/
All you need is a
plan of action
that works.
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1
You'll quickly run out of steam if you try to change
multiple habits at the same time.
Focus on One
Habit at a Time.
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2
Structure your entire life around the completion of one
specific habit goal.
Do a 30-Day
Habit
Challenge.
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3
Having a start date creates energy and
excitement for this new change.
Set a Start Date.
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4
Have a specific outcome in mind coupled
with a target date.
Identify the
Target Goal.
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5
Cold turkey can make a bad habit even worse because of
its overemphasis on perfection.
Avoid “Cold
Turkey” Solutions.
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6
Focus and track your daily,
incremental improvements.
Set a Baseline
Metric.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianclarkmbb...
7
Breaking a habit in a methodical manner gives your body
and mind a chance to diminish its constant craving.
Create Speci...
8
All habits have actions and thoughts that occur
beforehand. Identify your cue, routine, and reward.
Identify the
Habit R...
9
Identify: Location, time, mood, people you’re with, and
preceding action to get to the “cause” of your bad habit.
Record...
10
Find a positive routine that will provide the same feeling
you get with a bad habit, minus the negative routine.
Try Di...
11
Take stock of your mood after following a new routine to
see if you still feel a desire to do the bad habit.
See What
W...
12
The best way to make a lasting change is to follow a
step-by-step plan whenever you experience an impulse.
Formulate
a ...
13
While planning is important, you’ll also need a strategy
for dealing with slip-ups.
Understand the
Hot-Cold
Empathy Gap...
14
Habit reminders are a great way to keep your habit
change at the forefront of your mind and stay on course.
Use “Habit
...
15
The more information you track, the easier it is to
understand what affects your mood or impulses.
Keep an
Accountabili...
16
Simply knowing you have to be accountable for your
actions keeps you focused on a habit change.
Make a Public
Declarati...
17
Regularly communicate with someone who shares a
similar desire to make a lasting change.
Find an
Accountability
Partner...
18
Know what to say and do when a person says something
that causes you to second-guess a habit change.
Ignore the
Naysaye...
19
Avoid the places that cause a negative habit loop and an
impulse to follow a specific routine.
Avoid Trigger
Locations....
20
Don’t be afraid to get help from other others. If you think
you have a real problem, it might be time to go get the
ass...
21
If you’re always tired, hungry, or stressed, you’ll increase
the likelihood that you’ll succumb to a temptation.
Live a...
22
The moment you experience a cue for a bad habit,
reaffirm your commitment to stick to the new plan.
Remain Positive.
ht...
23
It’s okay to slip up from time to time, but don't use it as
an excuse to go do too much of a bad habit.
Beware the
“Wha...
24
Beating yourself up over a slip-up is counterproductive
to your long-term goals.
Forgive
Yourself.
http://www.flickr.co...
25
Make a grueling habit change fun by rewarding yourself
for achieving specific milestones.
Reward
Yourself.
http://www.f...
26
Daily commitments and reminders help you
stick with the plan.
Review Your
Plan Daily.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/juha...
27
Don’t worry about tomorrow or next year. Have a plan for
what you’ll do today and leave tomorrow for tomorrow.
Take it
...
Ready for a Lasting
Habit Change?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodypine/9081329144/
77 Good Habits to
Live a Better Life!
Get started with...
Yes, I want my free ebook!
Download your
FREE COPY!
77 Good Habits to
Live a Better Life!
Get started with...
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Download your
FREE COPY!Click it!
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  1. 1. Strategies for Breaking ANY Bad Habit 2727 http://www.flickr.com/photos/78752351@N03/8416105407/
  2. 2. Habits run our daily life. http://www.flickr.com/photos/monsieurlam/1589954767/
  3. 3. Some habits are helpful. http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/9187502271/
  4. 4. Others can work against you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035610542@N01/60002388/
  5. 5. Fortunately, it is possible to eliminate a bad habit. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutterhack/3109603395/
  6. 6. All you need is a plan of action that works. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/4222533261/
  7. 7. 1 You'll quickly run out of steam if you try to change multiple habits at the same time. Focus on One Habit at a Time. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sam-lehman/6646681599/
  8. 8. 2 Structure your entire life around the completion of one specific habit goal. Do a 30-Day Habit Challenge. http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3217735041/
  9. 9. 3 Having a start date creates energy and excitement for this new change. Set a Start Date. http://www.flickr.com/photos/memestate/3159343310/
  10. 10. 4 Have a specific outcome in mind coupled with a target date. Identify the Target Goal. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogimogi/2223450729/
  11. 11. 5 Cold turkey can make a bad habit even worse because of its overemphasis on perfection. Avoid “Cold Turkey” Solutions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/polanaked/3097640389/
  12. 12. 6 Focus and track your daily, incremental improvements. Set a Baseline Metric. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianclarkmbbs/3062676599/
  13. 13. 7 Breaking a habit in a methodical manner gives your body and mind a chance to diminish its constant craving. Create Specific Goals. http://www.flickr.com/photos/inspiredhomefitness/8753895157/
  14. 14. 8 All habits have actions and thoughts that occur beforehand. Identify your cue, routine, and reward. Identify the Habit Routine. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pyxopotamus/2977425354/
  15. 15. 9 Identify: Location, time, mood, people you’re with, and preceding action to get to the “cause” of your bad habit. Record the Habit Triggers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/coriehowell/3475820366/
  16. 16. 10 Find a positive routine that will provide the same feeling you get with a bad habit, minus the negative routine. Try Different Rewards. http://www.flickr.com/photos/expressmonorail/3645729212/
  17. 17. 11 Take stock of your mood after following a new routine to see if you still feel a desire to do the bad habit. See What Works. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alpstedt/10373446415/
  18. 18. 12 The best way to make a lasting change is to follow a step-by-step plan whenever you experience an impulse. Formulate a Plan. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marvinkuo/2153147366/
  19. 19. 13 While planning is important, you’ll also need a strategy for dealing with slip-ups. Understand the Hot-Cold Empathy Gap. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lintmachine/2983771744/
  20. 20. 14 Habit reminders are a great way to keep your habit change at the forefront of your mind and stay on course. Use “Habit Reminders.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/goddess-arts/3222869063/
  21. 21. 15 The more information you track, the easier it is to understand what affects your mood or impulses. Keep an Accountability Journal http://www.flickr.com/photos/sophiadphotography/9200402579/
  22. 22. 16 Simply knowing you have to be accountable for your actions keeps you focused on a habit change. Make a Public Declaration. http://www.flickr.com/photos/88758069@N08/8445004895/
  23. 23. 17 Regularly communicate with someone who shares a similar desire to make a lasting change. Find an Accountability Partner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/3592318078/
  24. 24. 18 Know what to say and do when a person says something that causes you to second-guess a habit change. Ignore the Naysayers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/benhusmann/5499502593/
  25. 25. 19 Avoid the places that cause a negative habit loop and an impulse to follow a specific routine. Avoid Trigger Locations. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clagnut/3042477343/
  26. 26. 20 Don’t be afraid to get help from other others. If you think you have a real problem, it might be time to go get the assistance you really need. Seek Professional Help. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/1198663035/
  27. 27. 21 If you’re always tired, hungry, or stressed, you’ll increase the likelihood that you’ll succumb to a temptation. Live a Healthy Lifestyle. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3539161615/
  28. 28. 22 The moment you experience a cue for a bad habit, reaffirm your commitment to stick to the new plan. Remain Positive. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26652303@N07/3199154697/
  29. 29. 23 It’s okay to slip up from time to time, but don't use it as an excuse to go do too much of a bad habit. Beware the “What-the-Hell Effect.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/3396791200/
  30. 30. 24 Beating yourself up over a slip-up is counterproductive to your long-term goals. Forgive Yourself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shitsuren/4904341484/
  31. 31. 25 Make a grueling habit change fun by rewarding yourself for achieving specific milestones. Reward Yourself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whltravel/4114802404/
  32. 32. 26 Daily commitments and reminders help you stick with the plan. Review Your Plan Daily. http://www.flickr.com/photos/juhansonin/5144239690/
  33. 33. 27 Don’t worry about tomorrow or next year. Have a plan for what you’ll do today and leave tomorrow for tomorrow. Take it Day-by-Day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/xav/4136770362/
  34. 34. Ready for a Lasting Habit Change? http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodypine/9081329144/
  35. 35. 77 Good Habits to Live a Better Life! Get started with... Yes, I want my free ebook! Download your FREE COPY!
  36. 36. 77 Good Habits to Live a Better Life! Get started with... Yes, I want my free ebook! Download your FREE COPY!Click it! Click it! Click it! Click it!gg gg
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