OVERCOMING ADDICTION TO BAD HABITS

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Your  inability to make certain things happen is a direct result of your addiction to habits developed over the years. At least that's my story!I've found that my struggle with sticking to a fitness regime, or completing all the work I need to take my business to the next level, is not really just about me putting my best foot forward all the time.  We need to ensure that we are getting rid of obstacles in our way. Here's how i've been handling this so far:

  1. List the broad areas that you're struggling with and turn them into addictions. Confused? I'll break it down. If you're having issues with weight loss, saving and doing your night devotion and prayer, then your addictions can be labelled as "addicted to unhealthy food", "addicted to spending money" & "addicted to social media at night". By doing this, you are identifying the main contributory factors to your problems!
  2. Dissect the Addiction! Break each addiction down to highlight the bad habits that fuel the addiction. Under your addiction to junk food, your bad habits might be eating cupcakes 4 times a week, not controlling your portion sizes, Stocking unhealthy food in your cupboards and so on. What you're doing at this point is getting a clear vision of the things you probably need to change!
  3. Tackle the habits! When you're consciously aware of the bad habits that are fueling your addiction, it becomes way easier for you to tackle them! You can create some sort of plan to ensure that you're tackling these issues, but it's very important that these habits and addictions are resounding in your mind. Everytime you're about to give into your habits, your mind should prompt you in the right direction.

Creating and seeing change is ultimately a game of the mind! Identifying your bad habits and tackling them is a tough but great way to reset your mindset! Let me know how it goes.

 

OSAYOMON GAIUS-OBASEKI

CEO of Stationery & Lifestyle brand; Musings on Paper. Workaholic, obsessive planner, Loves TV shows, Travel and her 8 dogs!