Bad habits? I have a lot. Drinking a lot of coffee and then cursing myself for being unable to sleep at night is one of them. I take alcohol, too. I am addicted to drinking black coffee and alcohol, and worse, I also make too many promises but can hardly be true to myself.
I have been trying to change them. The first thing I do is to realize that this mess is just an expression of the inner me, the mess inside. So pathetic. Something has to be done, then. I have to fix it. So, the second thing I do is to seek help. Avoid being in a depressed situation by reading good and encouraging books, doing sports and activities that challenge my sense of value: social related activities. These activities can help but they are just a sort of "mild" escape. The mess is still there, the problem is still there.
So the help I am doing now to myself is learning self-discipline trough spending time daily just to be calm and observe myself. I determine to get up early in the morning. The result is great. I acknowledge that I have this and that flaws, this and that wants. By just acknowledging and accepting without pretense to judge. I find relief just by accepting my flaws. Through this, I am fixing the mess inside. The method I am doing is the sit comfortably - back straight and observe the in and out movement at my stomach. The result is that during the course of the day, I begin to have a "mental alarm" that notifies me whenever these and and those wants arise and just by acknowledging and accepting them, they loose their sting.
I am still working on it. We can still share. How about sharing me yours? The courage to share is the result of acknowledging.