A habit is defined as a tendency that is hard to quit. Common bad habits that many struggle to quit include overeating, smoking, nail biting, bed-wetting, stuttering, and more. Bad habits are oftentimes so hard to break because they are more controlled by the subconscious mind than by the conscious mind. So in order to best tackle and overcome bad habits like these, we must first revolutionize how our subconscious mind works. Below, we discuss several tried and true methods that may be able to help you finally break a stubborn bad habit for good.
Set Attainable Goals
It’s okay to start off slowly. In fact, it is actually encouraged when setting goals with habit breaking. Making unrealistic goals for yourself will increase your chances of self compromising your momentum and confidence along the way. Recognize that breaking a bad habit is a journey and that there will be highs and lows throughout. In the long run, setting incremental goals is a very effective way to help keep you on track with your goal to quit.
There are countless ways you can treat yourself that will ultimately support your goal of breaking a bad habit. Rewarding yourself to a full night’s sleep, a healthy meal, or a walk out in nature will promote continued overall wellness and a desire for a healthier life.
Another option is to quite literally reward yourself with something you really desire. It could be a trip, a manicure, a new outfit, or anything that will truly keep you motivated to reach your goal time and time again.
Recognize Triggers and Cues
More often than not, one can find patterns with their habitual behaviors, such as triggers. Cues and triggers can be anything from feeling lonely and anxious to hanging around certain people or places. While these often vary from person to person, steering clear of triggers is a great tool for anyone wanting to seriously break a bad habit.
Hypnosis is a lasting and effective method for breaking bad habits because it targets issues at their source by eliminating the desire to perform the habit in the first place. Many habits are associated with strong emotions and feelings of happiness or sadness that need to be addressed from within in order to be overcome. Instead of giving up something that a person enjoys, the goal is to be free of the unwanted habit and live a happier life.
At the Mind Enhancement Center, we firmly believe that old habits don’t have to die hard and when you do change your habits – you change your life. Visit our website to learn more about our services or contact our team today directly at (817) 589-7407.