In 1903, the American Journal of Psychology defined a “habit” as “…a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.” In other words, it’s something we do because we’ve always done it.
Not all habits are healthy. But by extension, they’re not all bad either. However, the ones that threaten good health or interfere with life need to be “unlearned.” The good news is, it’s possible to do just that. You can learn to break the pattern of your habit. Though be warned that it takes a little time and a certain amount of effort. You can’t expect change to happen overnight.
In this package, we will look at some of the properties of habits, both good and bad. We’ll determine which ones are unhealthy and which ones need to be altered or changed. We’ll also take a look at ways to break the bad habits, along with some tried and true methods. We’ll also explain why they work.
The fact is, you can break bad habits and create new good ones. And in almost every case, when you look at the success stories, the successful habit-breaker has stopped self-identifying with their habit.
Now it’s your turn. It’s time to change your life.
Everyone has routines they follow, but some are more successful than others. The star at work has a routine, as does the employee on the verge of being fired. Your slim, fit neighbor has a different routine from your obese friend.
Routines are important, because much of success is the result of small actions over long periods of time. It’s not possible to lose 50 pounds or rise from the mail room to the executive suite in a week. It takes time and consistent activity to improve your life and reach your goals. Starting and following the rights habits will make all the difference.
Learn to create routines that will change your life!