Bad habits always die hard.
If you are watching this video
because you think we have some short cuts.
Well, we don’t want to get your helps up.
Instead, we’re here are offer our support and some helpful tips.
Here are five ways to stop reinforcing bad habits
and make good ones instead.
1. Identify what triggers them.
Pychologysit Robert Tavil says that
when you can identified your triggers,
then you can push back.
Whether means cutting down on junk food
or starting your homework earlier.
There are ways to spot
what makes you jump back tothe dreaded rabbit hole.
Having chips and ice cream in your pantry, fridge
can make it tempting to resort back to your own ways.
Instead, we recommend getting rid of them
and replacing them with healthier snacks.
If playing viedo games or browsing the Internet
makes you start your homework late
We recommend putting your games away
and temporarily deactivating your social media pages.
That way, there are less distraction to work with.
2. Accept that there are obstacles ahead.
It’s not going to be rainbows and butterflies,
that’s for sure.
Arc Markem, a professor psychology
at the university of Texas,
states people don’t take the obstacles
they are going to face seriously enough
when they set up to change behaviours.
This makes it very easy
to become discouraged along the way
To avoid being disillusioned, Markem recommend
thinking of all the things that can go wrong,
and prepare ways to overcome them.
Always have a plan B!
Set realistic goals
and accept that failure is part of the process.
3. Creat a reward system.
Who said endding bad habbits has to be all work.
Since you are working hard,
you might as well play hard, too
Everytime you pull back from your bad habits,
reward yourself, whether be going to the spa,
baking cookie after a long week of eating healthy.
Give yourself a well earn break.
On the flip side, however,
if you caving to your bad habbits,
it’s important to set some rules
to help you get back in line.
Punishment doesn’t have to be brutal, of course.
But if you catch yourself
giving into that bag of chips only on Day 2
drop and give yourself twenty.
Feel free to brainstorm your system
with your friend or family member
to make things more fun.
This will also hold you more accountable for your actions.
4. Make changes slowly.
Patient! young grasshopper.
Instinct gratification is tempting,
but in this case,
gradual progress will pay off better long term
than hasty results.
Instead of cutting all your bad habbits immediately,
make changes slowly
to help your body adapt better
both physically and mentally.
Rome definitely wasn’t built in a day,
motivation is key.
5. Don’t let your failure be a reason to give up.
Expect to fail along the way,
but the most important thing is to keep going.
Often work too hard on ourselves when we slip.
Istead of beating ourselves up over the mistakes we make,
we can see them as learning opportunities.
Rmemeber, you are stronger than your temptations.
Bad habits always die hard.