They say that it takes 21 days to break a habit and when you find yourself going for as long as 21 days breaking the habit, you might as well going for 30. When you see yourself taking it day-by-day and you realize that your habit is more of a want than a need, you realize that you no longer need the bad habit in your life.
A 30-day challenge allows you to have the motivation and persistence you need to go an exact month without a bad habit ruling your life, whether it’s something as drastic as smoking or something simple as fingernail biting. No matter what your bad habit is, this strategy allows you to challenge yourself in cutting off bad habits.
In quitting a bad habit, you can’t just quit without any reason at all. Otherwise, any attempt will leave you right back where you started- or worse. You need to realize why precisely you want to quit a bad habit. For instance, if you want to quit smoking, you need to realize whether it’s because it’s dangerous for your health, your image, your friends, or some other factor.
Similar to knowing your triggers, finding a reason behind quitting becomes your motivation when times get tough and you feel like giving up. Having a reason why you want to quit a certain habit keeps you grounded in trying.
In conclusion, I hope this article was able to shed insight on the strategies you can do to cut off your bad habits. Everyone has bad habits and it says a lot about your character when you make the decision that you want to turn your life around. By replacing them with good habits, you’ll find your life improving as each day passes.
With these strategies, you’ll have a clearer picture of how to tackle overcoming a bad habit to replace it with a healthier one instead.