How to Quit a Bad Habit

Lifehack has some great tips on How to Quit a Bad Habit. It explores how the idea of quitting itself makes it hard alone, and there are many mind games we play with ourselves before we commit to a course of action.

The key is to be aware of these and play some positive games yourself. The points below refer to smoking, but can be easily substituted for coffee.

Look for positive consequences. Any habit change opens up new possibilities. Let’s forget for a moment the health benefits you get when you quit smoking: you’ve probably heard them a million times… If you are short on cash, when you stop smoking you’ll suddenly increase your pocket money: is there something you’d love buying with such money? For me, the goal could be: “I’ll buy myself a luxury breakfast everyday with the money I was previously using for purchasing cigarettes!

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