How to Break Bad Habits
Everywhere you look, people want to know why they’re unhappy. And they want to know what they can do about it.
Have you ever asked yourself why intelligent people let bad habits keep them from living happier and healthier lives? I ask myself that question all the time.
We live in a world where 30-second commercials offer instant solutions. We shouldn’t be surprised when easy solutions don’t work: There are no magic bullets, no quick fixes on the path to lasting change.
People are overwhelmed with options today. It’s beginning to seem that the more solutions there are, the harder it is to find one that works.
Programs that promise easy change fail because they gloss over the necessary stages that people have to go through on the path to lasting change. People who regain more weight than they lost by following the latest fad diet are victims of programs that ignore the need for a lifestyle change.
Many people have learned the hard way that lasting change is only possible when you have the right information.
New Year’s resolutions usually fail. They don’t work because people jump into them without the right preparation. As I learned from my own experience, you can’t be successful in the action stage if you haven’t been successful in the preparation stage.
Most people make New Year’s resolutions when they wake up with a hangover—or with a few extra pounds weighing them down. They haven’t done the necessary preparation to have a fighting chance to be successful. It’s no wonder so many people give up before January is over.
My research, as well as my experience and common sense, tell me that anyone can change, if you have a compelling reason to change—and the right strategy to guide you.
The first step is to get unstuck. Many people spend years telling themselves that they’re going to change “one day.” They spend years worrying about the problem instead of working on it.
Maybe they’re waiting for the “perfect” weight-loss program, the “perfect” smoking-cessation program, or the “perfect” time to stop drinking.
“I’ll change when the time is right.” How many times have you heard that one?
Many people are never able to make a serious commitment to change, even though their life depends on it.
Imagine What Life Will Be Like
When You’re Free…
Even good change threatens our sense of security. When you’re used to something, the thought of losing it can cause you to panic and get stuck where you are, no matter how much you have to gain by changing.
Your capacity to shift your focus from the past to the present is the key to breaking bad habits. You can’t make a decision to change as long as you’re still focused on the past.
Learning that you can choose your own feelings, words, and actions makes you a free person and a powerful person…
Here is what you will learn inside this guide….
The six stages in the process of breaking bad habits
How to replace bad habits with a healthy new lifestyle
How millions of people have succeeded in breaking a bad habit
Why you have a better chance of freeing yourself from a bad habit by taking responsibility for your own program
Why successful preparation for change means that you set goals for yourself
Why change is not an event, but a process
Why most successful self-changers fail at least once before they succeed
Why willpower alone isn’t enough
Why quitting a habit cold turkey usually doesn’t work
Why a commitment to a more active lifestyle is one of the keys to breaking a bad habit
And a lot more!
How Much Is a Healthier and Happier Life Worth To You?
When you win the battle in your mind, it’s only a matter of time before you win the war against bad habits.
The secret is to make change your No. 1 priority. You can’t win the war until freeing yourself from the habit becomes your highest priority.
The solution is to accept responsibility for yourself, to realize that you can decide to take charge of your life.
The key to freeing yourself from bad habits is to change your lifestyle. A total lifestyle change isn’t something that happens overnight. It happens one day at a time, and it starts when you begin to focus on the solution instead of the problem.
Don’t be surprised if you’re not completely sure that you’re ready to break your habit. It’s not about quitting cold turkey. Forcing yourself to quit before you’re mentally and emotionally prepared usually backfires.