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How do you break bad habits?


I suppose it is safe to say that most of us have at least one bad habit that we would like to break. Share the steps you took to break a specific bad habit.

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dashingscorpio says

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3 years ago
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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your insightful response dashingscorpio. I like the idea of replacing the bad habit with a good one.

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your response manatita44. Prayer and meditation on God's Word really work for me.


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Erin Nichols (lilmissmontana) says

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your response lilmissmontana, and congrats on breaking those three bad habits!

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for responding Sri T. That's an interesting perspective, that is, focusing on your inner world.

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your response parrster. I like your idea of repositioning; avoiding situations that continue to reinforce the habit.

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for responding Brandon. But how do you bend them until they break?

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for responding ajosh143. I agree, self-discipline and self-control are important ingredients to breaking bad habits.

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for responding lydia. But steps can we take personally to break bad habits?

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your response kainaatamjad. Yes, a lot rest on choosing to resist the bad habit.

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    Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your responding Dave36. Yes, we have to do things differently to get different results.