Smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, quiting? Wow! Improving those daily habits seems impossible, or as close to it as close can get. However, don’t be flustered, relax… Rome wasn’t built in a day and changing unhealthy habits don’t usually happen in a day either.
It’s a process, yes, a process. The first step of which is having the willingness to try.
Take a few minutes: Think what it would be like to quit. You would probably think of what you would do then, after this major part of your existence is no more. Well let me help you… it starts in your mind.
Think of replacing old habits with new ones. High on the activity list is exercise, whether in the form of a home gym or by swimming, jogging… exercise makes one feel good. It motivates you, keeps you healthy and I’m sure the new hot look wouldn’t hurt either.
What about starting a home garden, or finding a sport to follow-up on, or even working on a detailed plan as to how you can honestly make money? I’m sure whichever you choose will help you. You know why? Because you’ll find that as you slowly but intentionally move your attention to the new healthy habits, the usual unhealthy old ones become less practiced until it’s down to the very least or not at all.
Easier said than done, right? But as I said before, “It starts in the mind”. You must have the unflinching willingness to change.
…Yes quiting is possible, it just needs you to try, so get up, get motivated, get started. And as usual enjoy, until next time.
Activity: Put these in the order of what you like in comments:
- Playing a sport (say which)
- Planning activities in a social group