“Bend,” rather than “break” your habit.
Breaking a bad habit can be difficult. There’s no two ways about it.
So, if you’re tried over and over and over again to break a habit, and it just doesn’t seem to be happening, try “bending” the habit.
For example, instead of saying “I will lose 25 pounds,” bend your habit by saying, “I will make THIS meal I’m about to eat healthier.”
Instead of saying, “I will workout 30 minutes each day,” bend the habit by saying, “I will go take a walk RIGHT NOW.”
Instead of saying, “I will not procrastinate any more,” bend the habit by saying, “I will take care of THIS ONE TASK on my list RIGHT NOW.”
To bend a habit, all you need to do is commit to make a small change immediately – and then feel good about it afterwards.
Because once you do, you just might try it again.