How To Break A Bad Habit

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HOW TO BREAK A BAD HABIT

MELINDA LEE

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT #5

Outline

I. COMMON BAD HABITS

Thesis Statement: There are many difficult steps to take when trying to break a bad habit.

II. UNDERSTANDING YOUR BAD HABIT

A. Realizing your habit

B. Understanding the habit

III. KEEP A JOURNAL OF YOUR HABIT

A. Do a self-analysis

B. Write down your feelings and emotions

C. Forced to face your bad habit on a daily basis

IV. DECIDING HOW TO BREAK YOUR HABIT

A. Understanding your habit

B. Focus on your needs

C. Discover alternative methods

V. BUILDING YOURSELF A "NO" ZONE

A. Pick a person as an anchor

B. Build a "No" zone

C. Have less desire to indulge

VI. REPLACE THE BAD WITH THE GOOD

A. Stop negative thoughts

B. Focus on positive
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DON 'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR SUPPORT

Get support from family, friends, or others that have had the same habit but were able to break away from it. Start by letting the people around you know that you are working on your habit. It 's okay to ask the ones around you for their help. Do not ever think of asking for support as a sign of weakness. Many will be glad and praise you in your unselfish attempt of improving yourself and your life. If your habit happens to be the addictive kind, you might want to seek the help of a professional. If your habit has addictive qualities they are a lot harder to overcome and usually will require some medical treatment.

The key is to identify your habit, understand your reasons why, and then realize when you 're doing it so you can take avoiding actions. Breaking a habit is not easy for anyone. You will feel like giving up at times but as long as you keep a positive frame of mind and do not give up, you will achieve your goal. There is nothing more satisfying then the feeling of accomplishment. Not only will you feel good mentally but you 'll look good physically too.

REFERENCES

David, Deena. (2009, July 21). Nine most common bad habits. Retrieved from http://www.saching.com/Article/Nine-most-common-bad-habits-in-people-/3208

E How, How to Break a Bad Habit. (2011, February 14). Retrieved from
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