Okay, here we go. You’ve got a bad habit and you want to break it; what do you have to do?
STEP 1: You have to believe that you can break it. If you say, “I’m addicted to smoking; I just can’t stop,” then you will prove yourself right about that. Period! You need go no further.
STEP 2: Study the pain that you get for keeping the habit. Look at the pleasure you’ll get if you stop the habit. List the pros and cons and weigh them against one another. You’ve got to get emotionally involved in the project!
STEP 3: Study the psychology that got you involved in the bad habit. What was going on when you started the habit? Have you resolved that problem yet? It’s difficult to break a habit if the motivator that began the habit is still in your life. While working on breaking the habit, work on resolving any inner conflicts that caused it in the first place.
STEP 4: Replace the habit with something that’s constructive. If you create a void, by abstaining from the habit, the habit will rush back to fill the void.
STEP 5: Don’t be overdramatic about breaking the bad habit, but be willing to see when your bad habit is getting the best of you. Now work it through. Aspire higher than the habit offers you. You deserve it. You can do it.
That’s it 🙂