Do you have bad habits? Would you like to get rid of them but don’t know how to? Many of us believe that the longer we have a habit, the harder it is to break it. But this sentence is just a thought. It is not a fact.
Take these 2 steps:
- Simply decide that you want to change it now.
- Then replace it with a better habit.
Make sure, you do not rethink your decision and stick to your new habit.
I had the bad habit of putting me down when something didn’t work out well. Every time something went wrong I told myself “I’m so stupid!”.
After listening to a a TED talk on changing habits I decided to change mine aswell. I replaced “I’m so stupid!” with “I can do better than that!”.
I love that sentence! It is a motivator. I motivate myself to accept failing as part of the process of getting better.
To help me with replacing my old habit I began to wear a rubber wristband. Everytime I caught myself with the old habit I pulled the wristband back and let it snap. This interrupt helped me to anchor in my new sentence “I can do better than that!”.
And yes, I can do better. I can do better in every moment. You can do that too. You just need to make the choice.
What would you like to change now?