Some of the things I have quit :
- Video games
- Fizzy drinks
- Drinking alcohol
- Eating fast food
- Sleeping late
- Hoarding things
Sometimes it isn’t about getting new habits but quitting old ones.
It’s about deciding what’s really important to you.
I’ve made great progress in quitting bad habits.
I want to motivate you and show you that you can do it too.
Some of you may have the same sort of ideas on your list of bad habits to quit and some of you may not which is fine, tailor it to your needs.
How about it though?
How about in the next year you make a list of things that you want to quit. And really get around to doing it!
I just watched a really inspiring video by Joe Rogan : Be The Hero of Your Own Movie where he tells you to forget about what’s happened in the past. Take action right now to becoming that person you wanna be. Write down what you won’t tolerate anymore. Quitting bad habits is just as a positive contribution to your life as creating good ones.
For me cold turkey works best. That is to totally stop that bad habit you have in your life. No half measures. You need to make things crystal clear. If you do it in moderation, where’s the boundary? It can be a very slippery slope and before you know it that moderation can turn into excess. It takes a lot more willpower that way as you have to exert energy making decisions. Whereas if you go cold turkey there is one decision to make, no more and that’s it. T
The rest is the hard part, sticking to it.
Sticking to it
First find your triggers for the particular habit you want to stop.
Are the fizzy drinks easily accessible?
Maybe you should ask your parents if you live with them to stop buying them for a few months and tell them of the benefit doing so. I am sure they will be happy to help you and help everyone else in the family as well when you tell them why you want to do this.
Do you find that when your outside you can’t find anywhere convenient to eat so you pick that unhealthy fast food to fill your belly. How about you make a list of your favourite healthier places to eat. It could be hitting your local Greggs or supermarket instead or even bringing your own homemade lunches out.
Move your television out of your room. Add resistance to it, so you have to go somewhere inconvenient to watch TV. This way it will be less likely that you’ll do it.
Don’t make it easy for you to relapse.
Once you reach a milestone of about 60 days you won’t even miss it anymore and not having those habits will become the new norm for you.
Pick just one habit you want to stop at first.
Start small and build momentum.
Once you build momentum it becomes easier and easier. You get more accustomed to making changes. As I said before these changes could be totally different to mine. All it has to be is in accordance with the lifestyle YOU want to live.
What would the hero in your movie do?