It has been awhile since I last posted on here. I am sorry for the delay!
Today I want to talk about a simple yet effective strategy for reaching your goals (whatever those goals might be). It is all about getting rid of one bad habit at a time. Bad habits slow you down by taking up your time, negatively shifting your focus, and ultimately hindering your ability to better yourself.
I just finished writing about this in my upcoming eBook and I wanted to share a little bit with you of what I have been learning.
First of all, getting rid of a bad habit isn’t easy. Habits are formed over time and it takes a concentrated effort to get rid of them. It is rarely something that can happen over night (unless you choose to quit cold turkey!) because it took a while for that habit to be formed. If you have done something for the past 10 years of your life, it isn’t going to be easy to stop as the infection of the bad habit has had time to take hold.
Furthermore, whether we like it or not, bad habits are a part of us. They are a part of who we are, and we are choosing to keep it that way. Every day you choose to skip breakfast, eat greasy foods, or lounge all day on the couch is one more day that the bad habit is a part of you.
You have to want to change, and you have to choose to change. Only you will be able to choose your destiny. Don’t let life happen to you! Take control and choose to remove a bad habit from your life. We all have them, and we all would be better off without them.
Here are some practical ways to eliminate a bad habit from your life:
- The first step in eliminating a bad habit is to pick one. Have a lot of bad habits? Just focus on one at a time, and change slowly. Prioritize which ones affect you the most, and utterly destroy those bad habits first.
- Tell a loved one (even the world!) that you are attempting to break your habit. Don’t be afraid to share, as many others probably have a similar bad habit, and their own journeys will be bolstered by your resolve. You will be empowered by knowing that you have made a commitment to breaking the habit.
- Take it one day at a time. Whatever the habit is, make changes daily to reach your goal. Have a smaller amount of soda, eat half a donut, remember to drink water in the morning, etc.
- Replace your bad habit with another activity. Avoid boredom at all costs!
- Figure out when you are most likely to lose motivation towards keeping your commitment and do whatever you can to avoid having to make a choice in that moment.
- One of the most important steps to remember is that you are only human. You might just have times that your willpower collapses and you give in. Do not beat yourself up, just pick yourself up the go at it with a renewed sense of determination.
- Never give up! At all costs figure out a way to break your bad habit!
Good luck and have a great day!
-Jordan your Fiber Guardian