Do you want to break a bad habit?
You may have been aware of this bad habit for a long time, you may have tried to break it, but nothing is happening… or This may be the first time you’re reflecting upon what habits you have developed over your lifetime, and how they currently impacting your life.
Do you want to break a bad habit?
You may have been aware of this bad habit for a long time, you may have tried to break it, but nothing is happening… or
This may be the first time you’re reflecting upon what habits you have developed over your lifetime, and how they currently impacting your life.
For example, a very common habit amongst busy women is to work too much. Deep down you want to start spending more time and energy to feed your own needs and desires, and not just serving work or others first.
Let’s say that this example of a habit of putting yourself last has been one of yours for a while now.
But you notice that you’re STILL not doing anything differently now than before, no matter how many times you’ve promised yourself to break this bad habit.
WHY ON EARTH IS IT SO SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE!? WHAT’S GOING ON??!!
Whatever scenario you identify with in your own life, you can start today to do this incredibly important work to learn how to break a bad habit for yourself.
Some of our habits and preferences are deeply rooted, they have been with us for a long time. We all have ways and daily habits that we rely on for safety and comfort.
Bad habits are bottled up energy on repeat created by logic to keep us stuck.
When we do something habitually (even if it’s not good for us) we don’t have to make an effort to do it, and we don’t have to face reality.
BUT IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BREAK A BAD HABIT FOR GOOD, IT’S GOING TO TAKE A DIFFERENT ENERGY, A DIFFERENT WAY THAN HOW YOU HAVE APPROACHED IT BEFORE.
I had a habit of turning to organizing, planning, and doing chores before prioritizing spending time on myself and what I truly needed for my own self-care and well-being.
It was so much easier for me to just go on with what needed to be done at home and at work, than to step away and engage emotionally in finding out what I needed to truly thrive.
The choice of turning to chores and the next task on the to-do list really was a habit that drained me totally, because I could go on and on.
I felt I was never done, there was always something else, and maybe another closet needed organizing after that. I never ended up paying attention to my own needs, rather than paying attention to the next item on the to-do list.
THIS WAS A DEAD END.
Do you recognize yourself in the pattern and habit of putting everything and everyone else in front of your own needs?
WHATEVER BAD HABIT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO DISTRACT YOURSELF FROM YOUR TRUTH, MEANING A HABIT THAT’S NOT SERVING YOU TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE?
YOU CAN CHANGE THIS – STARTING TODAY! ARE YOU READY?
4 key steps – How to break a bad habit:
1. Are your habits serving you or not?
First, how do you know if a habit is serving you or not? Let’s do a quick self-test that may give you a hint:
- Take a moment to identify and write down a description of which habits you have that you feel good about. Hint: Those are the habits that are serving you well and that you want to expand on.
- Then, identify and write down a description of habit(s) that you feel bad about. Those are the habits that are not serving you well. Those are the habits that are keeping you stuck.
Notice the feelings that come up. This may be the first time you’re thinking about what habits you have developed over your lifetime, so don’t worry if this takes a bit of time to navigate and be clear on.