The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strongto be broken. – Samuel JohnsonIntroduction...
"A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixedway of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through ...
On the other hand, we all know stories of people who have changed for thebetter. How did they to it? How can we employ thi...
Do You Habit? The Power Of Facing Your Habits
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Habits. A great deal of misunderstanding clouds the real source of what a habit is, what it is not, and how much power it can have in the life of every individual on the planet.

Habits can run the gamut from nail biting, to binge eating, to procrastination, to running up credit card debt, to constantly playing computer games, to anger outbursts, and on and on the list goes. As anyone reading this is well aware, such a list can also include highly destructive behaviors such as substance abuse.

Harmful habits can cost time, money, rest, health, happiness, relationships, and possibly even a job. Many such habits hinder one from living a fulfilled, successful life.

Anyone who has tried to change an undesirable habit can testify to the sheer strength of an ingrained habit. They can create a hold that is seemingly impossible to break. Until now.

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Do You Habit? The Power Of Facing Your Habits

  1. 1. The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strongto be broken. – Samuel JohnsonIntroductionHabits Have PowerYou did it again. You vowed (and vowed again) that you were done withbinge eating forever. Only recently have you had the courage to admit the problemwas bigger than you realized. You admitted that the habit was adversely affectingyour life. And for two full weeks you did great. Then on the way home from work,after a horribly stressful day at the office, you stopped at the local fast food drive-up window and ordered two large cheeseburgers and wolfed them down right therein the parking lot.Sound familiar?But you say, I’ve never had a problem with binge eating in my life. If that’strue, then substitute that habit with the one that does give you fits. What is it inyour life that pulls you down, drags you back, and leaves you full of guilt andshame every time you try to change and then fail? (Or you experience perceivedfailure. There is a difference.)Habits. A great deal of misunderstanding clouds the real source of what ahabit is, what it is not, and how much power it can have in the life of everyindividual on the planet.So what exactly is a habit? In the American Journal of Psychology it isdefined in this way:
  2. 2. "A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixedway of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of amental experience."Andrews, B.R. "Habit" American Journal of Psychology Vol. 14. No. 2. (1908) pp 121-149 Web. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1412711 .Here is a simpler definition:Habits are routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend tooccur subconsciously.Good Habits; Bad HabitsHabit can be good or bad; however, we more often speak of bad habits thanwe do good habits. In other words, we are more likely to think of habits assomething negative that need to be changed.Habits can run the gamut from nail biting, to binge eating, to procrastination,to running up credit card debt, to constantly playing computer games, to angeroutbursts, and on and on the list goes. As anyone reading this is well aware, such alist can also include highly destructive behaviors such as substance abuse.Harmful habits can cost time, money, rest, health, happiness, relationships,and possibly even a job. Many such habits hinder one from living a fulfilled,successful life.Anyone who has tried to change an undesirable habit can testify to the sheerstrength of an ingrained habit. They can create a hold that is seemingly impossibleto break. As the quote at the beginning of the Introduction says, “too strong to bebroken.”
  3. 3. On the other hand, we all know stories of people who have changed for thebetter. How did they to it? How can we employ this amazingly strong force tobecome our friend and cause it to work for our good?We’ll take a look at some of the answers in Your Daily Habits: Friend or Foe?Next, we’ll learn exactly what a habit is and how it works.Click Here For Access To The Awesome Book

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