How To Break Up With Bad Habits Once & For All

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How To Break Up With Bad Habits Once & For All

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Bad habits are something that we all have, or at least, most of us have. Whether it’s drinking too much, smoking cigarettes, biting your nails, constantly bidding on eBay, or eating fast food, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you find a way to break up with your bad habits for good. The fact is that most bad habits are harmful to our health, either physically or emotionally, so it’s time to break up with them. Remember, a bad habit isn’t something that you’re born with, it’s something that you’ve caused yourself with your lifestyle choices. Fed up of your bad habits and want to break them once and for all? Here’s what you need to do:

Identify possible triggers

The first step to stopping a bad habit in its tracks is identifying possible triggers. Take biting your nails, for instance; the chances are that this is a habit that you do when you’re feeling stressed or anxious. This means that stress and anxiety are your triggers, so you need to find a way to redirect your nervous energy instead of biting your nails to distract yourself from it.  Perhaps getting a stress ball to fiddle with could be the answer? Whatever bad habits you have, be it binge eating or chain smoking, you need to work out what the triggers are, as this will make breaking these habits easier.

Understand that it won’t be easy

Admittedly, breaking a habit – whatever it may be – doesn’t tend to be easy. It will take a lot of persistence and mental strength to break your bad habits. However, it is doable. For breaking some bad habits, such as drinking too much, there is help available in the form of therapy or counseling, so you don’t have to go it alone. Another example is smoking – there’s lots of help available to make quitting easier, from group therapy to the use of e-cigarettes to wean yourself off of traditional cigarettes – there’s plenty of help available. A word to the wise, don’t buy a corner shop e-cigarette, order a specialist one off the internet with a quality tank – look at Aspire Tanks, a strong battery, and a selection of different e-liquids. You will find that these type of e-cigarettes work much better than cheap ones that you can pick up anywhere.

Hold yourself accountable

Whatever you do, don’t make excuses for yourself. If you are going to successfully break your bad habits for good, you need to hold yourself accountable. A great way to do that is to tell others what you plan to do, that way you will be more motivated to stay on track as you won’t want your friends and relatives to see you fail. You’ll find that by telling the world about your goal, you will get all of the help and support that you could possibly need, making it much easier for you to stay on track.

So, there you have it, everything that you need to know about breaking up with your bad habits for good.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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