5 Ways To Break Unhealthy Habits

5 Ways To Break Unhealthy Habits

  1. Change one habit at a time

It’s easy to get caught up with “overnight” transformations but when it comes to changing your habit; it’s more effective to tackle one habit at a time. When you address one habit at a time it allows you to get rid of (avoid) overwhelm and allows you to focus on the habit you want to change. The less overwhelmed you are, the more likely you are to replace your bad habit with a good one. If you don’t replace your bad habit with a better one, you are more likely to keep doing the same bad habit.  For example, people who stop smoking may replace it with snacking (research). Many people smoke when they feel stressed, so if they have replaced smoking with snacking, depending on their lifestyle, too much snacking can lead to unwanted weight gain. So instead of replacing smoking with snacking, it would be healthier to journal about emotions or take a walk.

 

  1. Identify your triggers

We all have routines and habits that we have developed over our lifetimes. In order to change and replace a bad habit with a good one, you need to know what the habit is and what triggers this pattern. For example, when you are stressed do you reach for a glass of wine and a gallon of ice cream, if so you know that your trigger is stress. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself but if you are stressed and unhappy all the time, then you need to identify what is causing the problem, instead of using food to drown your feelings.

 

  1. Work through emotions

Many habits that we develop are linked to our emotions  especially when it comes to emotional eating. Instead of eating to mask and drown your emotions, face them head on. When you feel stressed, instead of reaching for food or alcohol, reach for a journal instead and write down what you are feeling and why. This will help you identify underlying emotional triggers and limiting beliefs that may be keeping you from the transformation you want. In some cases, triggers may be linked to childhood trauma, and you should work with a licensed counseling professional to address and face those triggers.

 

  1. Identify the new habit

Before you can move forward, you need to get clear about what you want to replace your bad habit with. Many people want to change new habits without creating new habits to replace the old habits with. Without this you can’t move forward to create a plan that will help you get closer to your desired transformation.

 

  1. Create a plan

Now that you have identified the habit and triggers that you want to change and have identified the underlying feelings that are linked to your triggers, you can create a plan to replace your habit with a new one.

 

  1. Take action

Planning just to plan does not get results, just look at the percentage of people who keep their New Year’s Resolutions. They want to get healthy, but few are clear about one specific thing that they want to change, what will replace it, and what they’re willing to do on a day-to-day basis to reach their goal. Lack of clarity makes it difficult to reach your desired transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Picture of Dr. Blessing A

Dr. Blessing A

I help high-achieving women practice intentional living and prioritize their health so they can optimize their life from the inside out by emphasizing on sleep, digestion, nutrition, movement and personal boundaries for long-term results.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I'm Dr. Blessing A

Dr. Blessing A. Profile Picture

I am Dr. Blessing A. D.C.,M.S, and at the young age of 8 years old, my mother had an adverse reaction to medications that her doctors prescribed her. Those adverse reactions have had lifelong consequences for her and because of witnessing her struggle for many years, I was inspired to go into whole body health. Because the mind, body and spirit connection is so powerful, it is important for everything to work together in perfect harmony, to sustain maximum health.

With a focus on proper nutrition, improving digestive health, quality sleep and setting clear boundaries, I help women gain more energy, prevent burn-out, manage their stress, reverse inflammation and manage their weight so they can show up with more confidence in their personal and professional lives while living life on THEIR terms.

Lead Magnet Mockup

Sleep Better, Move More, Eat Well

Would you like to find out what is depleting your energy? I can help you narrow the possibilities even if you have tried "everything".

90 Day Weight Loss Break Through

Ready to feel more confident in your body again? Increase your energy and lose weight for good?!

Dr. Blessing A. Profile Picture

I'm Dr. Blessing

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean congue, nibh eget blandit tincidunt, turpis eros rhoncus tortor, id elementum augue lorem ut felis. Vivamus tempus sed lorem. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean congue, nibh eget blandit tincidunt, turpis eros rhoncus tortor, id elementum augue lorem ut felis. Vivamus tempus sed lorem. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean congue, nibh eget blandit tincidunt, turpis eros rhoncus tortor, id elementum augue lorem ut felis. Vivamus tempus sed lorem.

Lead Magnet Mockup

Sleep Better, Move More, Eat Well

Would you like to find out what is depleting your energy? I can help you narrow the possibilities even if you have tried "everything".

90 Day Weight Loss Break Through

Ready to feel more confident in your body again? Increase your energy and lose weight for good?!

Skip to content