Humans are often referred to as creatures of habit. We often find ourselves doing
something simply because it is our habit. It does not have any link to our cravings or
whether we like it or not.
If you are looking for a way to ditch the old habits that you feel are not healthy, it will
require some effort.
Whether it is chewing off your nails, smoking, or maybe midnight cravings, here are a few
ways how to break old habits and build the right ones instead.
Tip 1: Find The Root Cause
Breaking the habits that are unhealthy can be hard because sometimes bad habits are
purely out of another underlying reason. For example, you are chewing your nails off not
because you want shorter nails, or their edges are chipping away but because you feel
Once you have located the underlying reason or cue for the habit, you can easily
address your habit. If you like to eat late at night, there are chances that it is not
because you crave a burger, or you are hungry but because you feel bored. If you find
yourself another activity to engage in or go to sleep, you can break the habit of eating
late at night.
Tip 2: Substitute With A Better Habit
Once you have located the prime reason for why you have a bad habit, try to substitute
it with healthier options. For example, if you are habitual of cracking your knuckles
either because you want physical stimulation or feel anxious, start reading a book or
engage yourself fin house chores.
This way, you replace your negative habit with a positive and competitive one while
maintaining your underlying trigger by keeping yourself occupied and distracted.
Tip 3: Include Your Loved Ones
There is no better person at policing your behaviour than your loved ones. Nothing can
escape their scrutinising gaze. If you want to negate your habit like self-doubt or self-
blame that you know is bad for you, ask your friends and family to intervene.
Sometimes we are habitual in doing something without realising that we are doing it.
Ask your friends and family to keep an eye out and make sure that you do not engage
yourself in self-doubt or self-blame.
If they do catch you doing such, ask them to call you out and remind you to not do it.
Get in contact today and let us help you to createnew healthy habits for a stronger, leaner and more resilient YOU!