Bad habits disrupt your life and keep you from reaching your objectives. They put your physical and emotional well-being in danger. They also squander your time and effort. Why then do we continue to do them? And perhaps most importantly, what can you do about it? How do you eliminate your bad habits and adopt positive ones in their place? I’m sure there are more questions than answers, but if you keep reading, I’ll share what I’ve discovered on how to end a terrible habit.
Your bad habits are largely the result of two factors… boredom and stress. Bad habits are typically just a technique for people to cope with stress and boredom. Simple coping mechanisms for stress and boredom include things like gnawing your nails, spending excessively on shopping trips, drinking every weekend, and idly browsing the internet. However, things don’t have to be that way. You can change your negative habits by teaching yourself new, constructive ways to deal with stress and boredom.
I’d advise beginning with awareness if you’re seeking a way to break undesirable habits. It’s simple to become preoccupied with how you feel about your negative habits. You may either make yourself feel bad or pass the time daydreaming about how things ought to be. However, these ideas divert your attention from the present situation. Instead, awareness will demonstrate how to effect change. The key to truly bringing about change, though, is awareness.
- When exactly does your undesirable habit occur?
- How many times a day do you undertake it?
- Where are you?
- Who are you with?
- What triggers the habit and makes it happen?
Just keeping note of these problems will increase your awareness of the bad habit and provide you with a tone of solutions. Here’s an easy place to start: just keep track of how frequently your negative habit occurs each day. Place a piece of paper and a pen in your pocket. Make a note on your paper each time your undesirable habit occurs. Check your total by adding up all of the tally marks at the end of the day.
Your initial objective shouldn’t be to condemn yourself or feel guilty for engaging in unhealthy or counterproductive behaviour. The primary objective is to be aware of when and how frequently it occurs. By being conscious of the issue, you can better comprehend it. After that, you can begin to put this article’s suggestions into practice to end your unhealthy behaviour. It takes time and effort to break harmful habits, but persistence is the key. Most people who eventually succeed in quitting unhealthy habits make several failed attempts before they finally succeed. Even if you don’t experience success immediately, you can still do so.
In the words of Aristotle, We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. At ATAFOM University International, we motivate our students towards the healthy recurrent habit of excellence. We believe everyone who walks in through our doors has what it takes to be excellent and we are patient to walk you through the process. If you are interested in taking your habits to the next level – a positive level – then we would like to recommend some.
- daily attendance at class
- daily independent study
- daily note-taking (during lectures, videos, reading, etc)
- set up a note-taking application (such as OneNote)
- to enhance concentration, turn off the television, snooze your phone, and try using noise-cancelling headphones
- make a productive study place,
- create a to-do list and a calendar
- ask for assistance from your professor via email
- concentrate on your memorization
- quit multitasking
- access the library of resources (there are tonnes of goodies to help you build better habits)
Well-being & Health:
- get eight hours of sleep
- awaken at the same time each day
- eat real meals before leaving the house (like actual vegetables, fruit, nuts, and meat)
- drink a lot of water
- cook frequently
- limit your caffeine intake
- limit your sugar intake
- daily physical activity
- think positively about yourself every day
- express thankfulness
- seek for one amusing thing every day
Remember, ATAFOM University International Cares!!!