20 Tips for Quitting Any Bad Habit

We all have bad habits, whether we’re rich or poor, regular Joes or even celebrities. We try to play it cool and pretend they’re not bothering us, but deep down we really want to get rid of them. However, it’s not easy — if it were, we’d be living in a better world, but that’s not the case.

Whether you bite your nails, like the bottle too much, lie compulsively or you’re cheating on your significant other, you know it has to stop. So, how do you do it? It’s not simple nor is it easy, but it’s definitely not impossible!

Read on to find out how to quit any bad habit:

1. Replace it with another one

Have you ever heard that people who are trying to stop smoking, for instance, tend to start overeating? You see, when you’re used to doing something for many years, stopping it might not be so easy and you tend to replace it with another habit. The trick here is to anticipate this and replace the bad habit with a good habit, not another bad one.

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2. Talk to your friends and family

Sometimes you’re embarrassed by your bad habit and don’t want to involve anyone. At the end of the day, this is your choice, but you’d be surprised to know that those around you want you to feel well. They’re going to help you because your well-being means a lot to them. You don’t have to announce it to the world, just tell the people you trust.

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3. Stop progressively

The worst thing you can do is to go cold turkey. I mean, I’ve seen people stop smoking from night to day, but it doesn’t usually go well. You have to do it in small increments. So maybe instead of 18 cigarettes a day, you’ll have 17 for a week. Or instead of biting all your nails, just leave your pinky finger alone!

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