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Here's how to break bad habits

Scientifically speaking, bad habits feel good because the brain releases dopamine for them. This explains why trying to break from bad habits is challenging

The limbic system in the brain activates the fight-flight-or-freeze responses, and our reaction is to avoid this "threat" and go back to the old behaviour, even though we know it’s not good for us.

To break a bad habit successfully, you need to first look inwards, evaluate your reasons for wanting a change and then make a sustainable plan for it

Why do you want to break your bad habits?

The answer may seem obvious when it comes to the greater vices like smoking or binge drinking, but you’ve got to go deeper and figure out the “why”

Internal and external triggers

When the urge to indulge in bad habits arises: check how are you feeling at that moment—stressed, anxious, depressed, what situation are you currently in

Modifying behaviours and patterns

When feeling stressed as hell, do not seek alleviation at the bottom of a bottle and avoid meeting that friend who’ll drag you into it

It won’t happen
all at one go

If you end up giving in to your vices after two weeks, you shouldn’t beat yourself up. Show yourself kindness and compassion

Take micro-steps toward your goals, they won’t be achieved overnight

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