Quick Start Better Habits
10 Tips to Change Bad to Better
Breaking bad habits and replacing them with better ones is one of the most rewarding and satisfying things you can do. To quote Brian Tracey, “Bad habits are easy to develop but hard to live with. Good habits are hard to develop but easy to live with.” The very fact that you are here reading this lesson suggests that you could have some poor habits that you would like to get rid of, and replace them with something better.
You smoke too much, eat too much, drink too much, don’t get enough exercise, eat junk food, bite your nails, the list is endless and deep down you know where you are falling short. Perhaps you know where you want to be but don’t know how to get there.
Psychologists tell us that a habit can be considered as a response to a stimulus. For example, stress may stimulate us to eat more chocolate or drink more alcohol; boredom may cause us to bite our nails. A habit is something that we do regularly and, often, unconsciously. It is a repeated action and it feels normal for us. Not all habits are good and these bad ones are those we need to take a closer look. To break the habit, we need more than will-power – we need strategies that will weaken our reaction to the stimulus.
Over the next ten days you will find out more about habits in general and how you can set about turning bad habits into good ones and there are lots of practice activities for you to experiment with in order to help you make the switch.
The 10 tips in this course are for people who would like to know about changing poor habits into better ones, those who would like to begin a lifestyle change.
The tips are more than tips. They help you understand habits, where they come from, how to make changes, and how to keep up the momentum.
You can work through these at your own pace and experiment with some or all of the activities. The activities are key and it is important to discover which ones suit you best.
The course is text-based and is designed for those who know they have bad habits but are not sure where or how to begin the change process.
This quick start course has been created by the Hupdaditty team of experts
PreviewTip 1 - Putting Your Habits Under the Microscope
StartTip 2 - Committing to Change
StartTip 3 - Making a Date
StartTip 4 - Being Realistic
StartTip 5 - Knowing Your Triggers
StartTip 6 - Digging Out Obstacles, Dumping Your Excuses
StartTip 7 - Don't Self-Sabotage
StartTip 8 - Recruiting Help
StartTip 9 - Giving it Up
StartTip 10 - Don't Blame Other People