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Taking The Ritual Out Of The Habitual

Taking The Ritual Out Of The Habitual

Most animals are creatures of habit and will repeat the same activities over and over again. This is a very basic element of survival which helps living things to maintain the right balance of exercise, nutrition, social activity, and other important aspects of their life. Of course, for people, habits can be incredibly complicated, making it hard to kick them. To help you out with this, this post will be going through some of the ways you can start to alter your habits, by changing the rituals you associate with them. Using this method, it can be easy to change the way you live your life, with a lot of your work being for the better.

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  • Change Your Routine

A lot of the habits people get into are as a result of routine. If you’re used to getting home and spending several hours using social media, it will be hard to stop doing this if you continue to use a computer when you get home. Instead, you could start filling this time with something like exercise, or another activity which helps you to achieve a goal you currently have. A lot of people find themselves wasting time and being idle when they have ideas or aims. It can be easy to wait for a time to come, but most of the time, it won’t. Instead, you have to force yourself to make a change in your life. Changing your routine is one of the best ways to do it.

 

  • Add Some Distractions

Distractions can come in all shapes and sizes. Be it a responsibility you have or something you’re excited about, giving yourself distractions from your bad habits is a great way to get rid of them. For example, if you find yourself consuming a lot of fast food, you could start getting into cooking. This would give you a new skill which you might enjoy, while also providing you with an excuse to avoid takeaways. An approach like this can work with most habits, and may even work with some mild addictions.

 

  • Alter The Source

For some people, the habits they indulge in will be much harder to get rid of than the other ones floating around. Things like smoking, drinking, and even the internet can be very difficult habits to deal with. In most of these cases, though, you have a chance to stop your issues in their tracks by simply altering the source. For smoking, an e-cigarette kit normally includes everything you will need to get off the stinkies, and similar habits can be treated using the same approach. In the end, it will take determination to kick a habit which is this hard. But, it will be worth it.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working on your habits for a healthier you. In a lot of cases, a mind-over-matter approach can be taken with something like this. But, sometimes, you might need to go further if you want to see some change. The work you do will benefit you in the end, though.

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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