“Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.”
Breaking bad habits is not that easy. A habit is something that you do on daily, weekly, monthly basis, repeating it over and over again almost in the same way. These habits are an extremely important part of our lives, and they make us who we are.
We all have bad habits, but the problem is that many of us are getting so used to them, that we don’t notice them anymore. And if we do notice them, we look for excuses to keep them. And the effects of these bad habits can cause us anxiety, frustration, low self-esteem or stress and can also lower our self-confidence.
Bad habits interrupt our lives and prevent us from accomplishing our goals, wasting our time and energy. It can be easy to get caught up on how you feel about them and you might make yourself feel guilty and that takes you away from what is actually happening. Whether it’s biting your nails or your lips, or spending hours on the Internet, browsing Facebook when you should be studying or working, you probably have a bad habit you just can’t seem to break.
“A habit cannot be tossed out the window. It must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”
In the beginning, your goals are not to judge yourself or to feel guilty about something unproductive or unhealthy. Your only focus must be to get aware of when it happens and how often. It takes time and effort to break a bad habit, but mostly it takes perseverance. When you try to break your bad habits, you may fail on multiple times before it works. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it.