2. What is behind the habit? What are you avoiding?
Next, is to acknowledge that you do have bad habits (we all do) and how they are not serving you. What is the impact on your life by maintaining these bad habits? No judgement is needed here!
The key is to really hone in on those daily habits that are derailing you both emotionally, mentally and sometimes physically from living your best life and keeping you from being as happy as you can be.
Bad habits can really hold you back from personal growth and keep you in a loop, so learning how to change your habits so that you can grow and evolve in life is so important.
Then, once you’ve identified the habits that are not serving you, it’s time to go deeper with what you’re avoiding when you’re repeating the habit.
It’s easier to repeat a habit than pivot and welcome joy.
In my own case, I turned to something that came so easy to me, ie. organizing and doing chores, or putting my head down in front of the computer by myself to avoid engaging emotionally with someone else and potentially having to deal with someone else’s energy.
Ask yourself, what do you avoid by turning to the bad habits you have?
Habits are comfort. Over-eating, over-exercising or over-working etc. is more comfortable and require less energy than potentially dealing with feelings of inadequacy, loneliness or abandonment that may have no relevance in your life today, but are stuck in your subconscious.
The key here is to become aware. Not until you start asking yourself these questions around what’s behind the behavior you can become aware.
Your logic created the habit, your heart knows the truth how to break the habit.
Once you are willing to ask the questions to yourself honestly you become aware, you gain the power to acknowledge and welcome your reality today for what it is (including the bad habits).
That’s when you can start the process of making a change.
3. Set the vision and intentions for habits that serve you well.
The next step in how to break a bad habit is to pivot, and create a vision from your heart of what you want for yourself instead.
It may be more time to yourself doing what you love instead of maintaining this bad habit.
Maybe you used to paint but life got in the way and now you feel rigid and bored, and not creative anymore. Whatever it is that this habit is holding you back from doing more of, NOW is the time to bring your passion back!
This vision of yours, created by the heart and not logic, can be put out in the universe as an intention and released to manifest in your life.
Bottom line is, whatever is included in your vision, it’s likely supporting a good habit of yours. If you set an intention to create only good habits that truly serves you (and others) for the highest good, things are starting to happen!