Bad habits form easily and they stick easily.
In this post I will share 7 tips on how to break the bad habits fast and for good.
I am sharing this post because
I am working on my bad habit of procrastinating and avoiding to work on my online business blaming my busy and exhausting shift at work,
Always listening to my feelings and making excuses not to get up and get going on my day off… I know working a long hour shift, with no bathroom break, with extreme stress and a high level of responsibility is NOT FUN…
But then, thinking about what’s next? That’s where I get stuck!
I got no answer other than sticking to my goals so I can become financially independent and live my life in my own terms… and for that to happen, I get to force myself to be resilient, to be patient and to put in the work today rather than pushing it for tomorrow and tomorrow will come with lots of craziness and then another tomorrow…
Will never get to where I want to be unless I “Break the Bad Habits” today and for good, do you agree with that??
Please drop a comment below if my story relates to yours…
Unfortunately, the reality of starting an online business is not like they say “passive income”, it rather requires to put the work in, requires lots of discipline, motivation, consistency and lots of patience.
When you are your own boss, that position puts you on a Test and Challenges you in a way that nobody is going to watch you do your job, nobody will chase after you, nobody will do supervision with you and nobody evaluates your productivity!
Just you and only you. That doesn’t sound bad at all right, but it comes with the cost of your future unless you take action now and stick with it until the end… The Truth!!
From my research on humans behaviors and habits, I came to learn that the cause of bad habits and bad behaviors in humans is the Miss alignment of rewards.
There are 2 types of rewards: the immediate reward and the ultimate reward.
Good habits’ immediate rewards are hard and they are not favorable. Good example, starting to go to gym and to work out does not feel great in the beginning. The immediate reward is hard and not favorable. But, as you repeat working out over and over again the ultimate reward is more favorable to you.
Whereas, bad habits, such as eating sweets now feels great and gives immediate reward but the ultimate reward is bad as you repeat eating sweets regularly over and over again.
Best tips here, enjoy reading!
Tip #1 – Increase your Self- awareness – studies indicate that people who have better self awareness, they perform better, they are more creative, more confident, they feel more self-fulfilled, they are effective leaders, and they communicate better compared to people who lack self-awareness. There are two types of people: those who think they are self aware and those who actually are self aware. About 95% of people think they are self aware but in reality they are not. While about 10- 15% of people actually truly have a great self awareness.
Which one are you? Ask yourself today and be honest to yourself so you can break your bad habits and transform your life.
Tip #2 – Switch patterns and behaviors with mindfulness- this is brain training technique to change the direction of the patterns intentionally.
You can start practicing by clearly writing down or painting the bad habits you want to quit and the good habits that you want to develop. Then, see and visualize them in your brain replacing the bads with the good ones. Repeat this switch pattern habits over and over again until you break your bad habits for good. Try and see how it works for you..
Tip #3 – Delay instant gratification- Human brains are rewired for instant gratification, it always feels like now and only now. Bad habits form easily and they tend to stick easily. Everything you do to change your bad habits, do it to the best of your ability.
Tip #4 – Be willing to leave your comfort zone now and be willing to go against a tide, against the ups and downs, against the rise and the fall in your everyday challenges that you face when you try to break your bad habits.
Tip #5 – Have the urgency of transforming your life – Have the hunger to be more and to do more. The cost of your good habits is in the present, it will cost you to do something that you haven’t done before. The cost of your bad habits is in the future, it destroys your life mentally physically and financially if you don’t quit your bad habits now and for good.
Success does not come only from having potential, it is all about resilience that helps you to override any hardships that you may encounter when you thrive to achieve your goals.
Tip #6 – Build your mindset- work on constant never ending improvement, educate yourself, continue to develop and to grow as a person. Welcome failure if you fail while trying to change your bad habits and success will eventually be yours.
Don’t allow your emotions to control you. Contain and discipline your feelings and your emotions and go after your needs and your visions.
Tip #7 – Find joy in changing your habits. Human beings like to prioritize the present over the future, making the bad habit changing process very difficult and very challenging.
It is not the final goal that should keep you motivated, it is rather the process of changing small bad habits that should keep you motivated.
Everything you do to change your bad habits, do it to the best of your ability and do it with conviction.
Thanks for reading.
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Peace and Prosperity!!