But bad habits on the other hand… these sneaky little creatures wriggle their way into our everyday routine, wreaking havoc and manifesting into much bigger problems. YIKES.
Have you collected some pesky habits that are steadily becoming more present in your day to day life? First of all, our unwelcome habits are often hard to notice (especially when we are rushing between work, yoga class and dinner with friends). Let’s break it down for you.
Maybe you’ve started adding a spoonful of sugar to your morning coffee… when you used to have none.
Or perhaps you’ve gotten a bit cozy with the snooze button on your alarm clock… when at the start of the year, you had the jump-out-of-bed-ready-for-action attitude down pat.
See? A habit is a regular practice that is hard to give up. But don’t be disheartened, the reason WHY we bring this topic to the surface is so you can start staring your habits square in the face and take the steps towards replacing them with positive ones.
Here’s our tips & tricks to breaking bad habits:
Write em’ down girl. Yep, all those nasty, bad, trips to the freezer at midnight type of habits. If you’re aware of your not-so great tendencies, they are much easier to break. And, change doesn’t happen overnight. A great way to start your bad habit detox is noticing what they are and planning how you’re going to banish them for good.
I’ve ditched a few events this month and I’m starting to become a flakey friend.
Action: I will say “no” more often, so that I can always be accountable for the things I’ve said “yes” to.
I’ve already made two trips to the vending machine this week.
Action: I will make good food choices by reintroducing meal prep Sundays.
Now it’s your turn!
Let’s be motivated to take the necessary changes towards new, fresh habits to reign in the New Year.
Do the switch
It’s much easier to switch a habit than go cold turkey. Be easy on yourself, if it’s a more serious problem, like quitting the sugary snacks, then why not switch them up with a healthier alternative. Hello, sensibliss balls. Or if your intention is ‘no computer before bed’, switch it with getting lost in a good book.
Commit to it
Try & commit to your change for 21 days. Intuitive mentor and speaker Cimone-Louise Fung believes “you can trick your mind into changing a habit if you tell yourself it’s not forever”.
We’ve tried the 21 day approach, and it really does work! Why not make your intention all the more real by writing it down and sticking it to your fridge, bedroom wall or workout space.
Even if it’s the small-scale kinda stuff, like saying yes more, no more or even practising your please and thank you’s. These little changes can equate to mass satisfaction. We love Kid President’s video on 20 things we should say more often.
Here’s to the New Year, a prime time to create some positive rituals and put your your bad habits to bed.
Which habits have you formed this year?
We would love to hear from you and discover what steps you are willing to take to banish those habits!