Changing a habit would be the most challenging task, as it would never going to happen in one day or a week. Habit changes take a lot of time and energy.
But for a productive and successful life, we must need to consider it as an important phase of our life.
Every good habit helps you to achieve your dream; it promotes positivity in your life.
15 Steps To change Habit
Small Steps: Why we need to take small habit changes first because small habit changes motivate us, we can accomplish it easily in comparison with a big task. For example, running at the morning times would be the hardest one to accomplish, but waking up early for the first week would be easier.
Habit Identifications: It’s important to identify your weak areas first, what are some habits you have that consistently make problems in your life, in the short-term and the long-term. Habit identification will help you to focus on the main issues, and it will simplify the process as well.
Proper Plan: Without a good plan it would be hard for you to make any changes, take the appropriate time to make your plan, what are the habits that you want to rectify. Make a list of it, start with the easiest one, it will be much easier for you, and it will also motivate you for your next move.
Challenge Yourself: You can change any habit, or you can do anything if you challenge yourself for that. Challenge yourself for that you will make things happen, you will complete the task, you will not give up until you achieve that.
Be Positive: Don’t lose your track on those times when you will not be able to meet your desired goal. Remember to recall positive thoughts, for example, if you can make it up to a week, appreciate yourself for that.
Cut down Distractions: Identify the situations from where you get the urge to outline your habit change challenge, avoid them all, if you feel that it will make a problem with others, then let them know that you are working with your habit changing problems.
Self-Talk: Self-Talk is the ability to talk to your inner self, and it is a great source of inspiration too. However, only If you know how to use it, there are two types of self-talk that we chant throughout our day one of which is positive and another one is negative, we will use the positive one for our inspiration.
Keep a Journal: Although! Journal is a habit itself, but I will recommend you to maintain a diary for that, write short notes on it, you don’t need to write long form articles, use as brief as possible writes what is necessary, for example…
- The day you are writing it
- How many days you passed on?
- What makes you feel good about it?
- What are the situations that you wish to break?
Deep Breath: Breathing is a great technique to overcome any habit related problems. Breathing helps you to let go the stress of it, and it also helps you to balance your body mind and soul.
- Practice breathing up to 5-10 minutes
- Breath When You think that you will not be able to continue the process
Replace Thoughts: Change the negative process of reflection in your mind, a negative process of thinking promotes bad habits, in place of negative thought try to carry out a good one. For an example
I am missing Smoking
- Smoking is injurious to my health
I feel tired of running
- Running is beneficial for me
Good Habits: Every time you attempt to change a bad habit or try to replace it with a good one, remember that it should not be annoying. For example, if you excessively like to play video games and you want to change it, change it with listening to music, it will help you to overcome the problem.
Hire Someone: Be accountable for your mistakes, hire someone whom you can trust. It could be anyone from your friend to your family members. For the greater purpose of the course, it would be better if you seek professional help. However, if the problem is not so big, try it with your friends or family circle (Must be an adult)
Allow Mistakes: It is quite possible that you will not be able to make it in the first attempt, but you must not need to lose your motivation, habits are tough to break but not impossible, as we all know the word impossible itself says I M POSSIBLE.
Reward Yourself: Set the habit changing process in weeks so that you can award yourself, an award will motivate you to keep the task going. For example
- Watch a new movie
- Try a day out with friends
- Or have your favorite food
In The Long Run
Try Mindfulness: Habits are nothing, just a part of our daily thoughts and work process, mindfulness helps you to build good thoughts, it improves your thinking process, and it allows you to live in the present moment. It gives you.
- Clarity in Your Thoughts
- Acceptance Quality
- Stability with Emotions
- Overcoming Loneliness Issues
- And promote Quitting Addictions
Include Meditation: For the greater purpose of your life, try to adopt meditation in your daily routine. You don’t need to do it for long-long hours, try to do it for just 5-10 minutes a day. Meditation will help you to promote good habits in your life, and it will also stay longer. To understand about meditation completely read this article What Is Meditation And Why It Is Important.