We all have some bad habits that we know we need to break to make better choices and lead healthier lifestyles. Our habits, whether they are good habits or bad habits, all follow a pattern that has three steps. It is easy to remember using the words reminder, reward, and routine. So to break a bad habit, or establish a good habit, you need to break this cycle. Think about the routine that you have with a particular habit, and then avoid it if it means you’re more likely to fall back into a bad habit, for example. When you do this, you can develop a pattern for some new and much healthier habits.
Changing habits is important for improving yourself as well as helping your health (both physical and mental health). So here are some of the things that you can do to help yourself to break any bad habits and how you can establish and get into the routine of starting healthier habits.
If you want to establish some healthy habits, then to help you to succeed with them, you need to create a solid foundation to help you to achieve them. You also need to make sure that you have the confidence to achieve it. If you are worried about achieving something or you never think it will be possible, it is going to be so much harder to ever make it part of your routine. For example, if you want to quit smoking and you want to for your health, you could go cold turkey and just stop. But if you don’t have the confidence to do that, then you could look to use something like CBD oil vape pens instead. It is an alternative that could help with something like anxiety, but not have that same addictive nature that cigarettes have, helping you to wean off the habit over time.
Make a plan
You are going to make it much more difficult for yourself to establish a new routine for something if you don’t set out a plan. Say that you want to establish a new exercise regime, for example. You can’t just say that is what you are going to do if you want it to work. You need to take time to plan it all out, so that can get going with it. What kind of exercise are you going to do? What time of day are you going to do it? If you know that at 7 am three mornings a week, you are going to go running around the block, and then at 6 pm on Thursdays you are going to do an online Zumba class, then it is going to be much more likely to happen. Plan, decide, and put things in place to help you to establish your healthier habits.
Being ready to change is one of the key things. Nothing will happen if you don’t have the right mindset. So really take time to think about what you want to achieve and then it will be much simpler to be able to make it happen.