Habits can be defined as those things that you do very frequently and which you can barely stop. Since habits are a tendency to do a certain thing, it can be a good thing or bad thing therefore there are good habits and bad habits. Everyday someone is trying to give up a bad habit and acquire their desired good habit which is not often easy. Usually good habits are not much focused on since it’s what everyone is working achieve but bad habits must receive attention since they are what people are trying to leave and some efforts appear fruitless as individuals turn back to their bad habits. Since most people don’t understand how habits work, they end up not succeeding in an attempt to change their bad habits. Mostly the known bad habits are those of drug and substance abuse though there are a lot of other bad habits especially ones that hinder progress or that results in frustrations.
One thing that anyone who want to change a habit should know is that it is not something instantaneous but instead can take a while from days to weeks or even months. Habits change therefore call for patience and recognition that it is a journey you must take. Sometimes you just want to change a bad habit that you forget the important aspect of understanding the psychological reason behind your habit.
Usually the habits you have both good and bad have something they offer you simply a benefit, such as maybe sorting a lot of likes on social media helps you on self esteem issues leading to you spending all your time online but lack real-life friends, therefore, bad habits are usually replaced instead of simply leaving them as they have something they offer you. You might leave a bad habit for a week and or a few days and go back to it since you didn’t solve the real intention or the cause of the bad habit, therefore, understanding the real intention of your bad habits is a good place to start when making the efforts of changing a bad habit.
Some people begin their bad habits from the moment they are stressed maybe breakups for teenagers or idleness that is when you have a lot of time and do nothing meaningful. Successfully quitting a bad habit calls for intentional efforts hence you might need to avoid things that trigger you to doing what you are trying to avoid. The objects, people and places that make you fall into your bad habits should be avoided in your journey of making a change.