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Try this four-step method for overcoming your biggest vice.

Key Points:

  • We all have bad habits. To learn to stop them, learn what causes them.
  • To stop a bad habit, first identify it by writing it down.
  • Discover your bad habit triggers, then avoid them.
  • Substitute good habits for bad habits. If you struggle with junk food, fill your fridge with healthy food.
  • Get support from friends and family.
  • Bad habits will persist until you give them the attention they need.

Quote This:

Bad habits are demons that often push us into isolation because they know that in our loneliness they stand little chance of being overcome. -Richelle E. Goodrich

See Also: Habits

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Describe a bad habit that you were able to break earlier in your life. How did you overcome it?
  3. Which of the two causes of bad habits is primarily causing your bad habit these days?
  4. What are the triggers of your bad habit? In which situations does your bad habit typically become a problem? What steps must you take to avoid these triggers?
  5. What could be a substitute for your bad habit? Be sure you have a substitute that will be available or possible in each trigger situation.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.