Can you add healthy habits to my order, please!

Can you add healthy habits to my order, please!


Nassim Sana, MCMost of us have unhealthy habits that we wish we could change as quickly as we change our face book status. We often think about our unhealthy habits and day dream how our lives would look like if we were healthier. For some of us, the idea of breaking habits sounds good and putting the work is something we are not willing to be committed too. You see we human beings are masters at playing games with ourselves. We tell ourselves many reasons, excuses and fears as to why we can’t and why it’s not time yet to make that change. So we tend to stay with our unhealthy habits and wish for new healthy ones.

Before I continue here are some fun facts Steven Covey’s 1989 book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages worldwide. I’m sharing this information with you just to show you that we are constantly looking for a solution. According to Psycho-Cybernetics, a 1960 self-help book written by cosmetic surgeon Maxwell Maltz it takes 21 days to break a habit. Other vernacular accounts very from 72 hours to two weeks. But how long does it really take to break a habit? A new study shows in 2009 the time it takes to form a habit really isn’t that clear-cut. Researchers from University College London examined the new habits of 96 people over the space of 12 weeks, and found that the average time it takes for a new habit to stick is actually 66 days; furthermore, individual times varied from 18 to a whopping 254 days. Also Dr. Joe Dispenza explains that when you replace a habit with another habit it is important to keep performing the new habit. He further explains that our brains have plasticity; the repetition of an action will build new neurons in our brain, the stronger they become the more successful you will be in replacing that habit.

Now I just want us to put the stories and excuses behind us and think about what it really takes to break unhealthy habits. Here are seven steps on how to replace an unhealthy habit.

  1. Choose a substitute for your bad habit. You need to have a plan ahead of time for how you will respond when you face the stress or boredom that prompts your bad habit. What are you going to do when you get the urge to smoke? (Example: breathing exercises instead.) Whatever it is and whatever you’re dealing with, you need to have a plan for what you will do instead of your bad habit.
  1. Cut out as many triggers as possible. If you smoke when you drink, then don’t go to the bar. If you eat cookies when they are in the house, then throw them all away. If the first thing you do when you sit on the couch is pick up the TV remote, then hide the remote in a closet in a different room. Make it easier on yourself to break bad habits by avoiding the things that cause them.

Right now, your environment makes your bad habit easier and good habits harder. Change your environment and you can change the outcome.

  1. Join forces with somebody. How often do you try to diet in private? Or maybe you “quit smoking” … but you kept it to yourself? (That no one will see you fail, right?)Instead, pair up with someone and quit together. The two of you can hold each other accountable and celebrate your victories together. Knowing that someone else expects you to be better is a powerful motivator. Having that extra support will help you become more successful.
  1. Surround yourself with people who live the way you want to live. You don’t need to ditch your old friends, but don’t underestimate the power of finding some new ones. If you don’t know where to start, then join a Superhuman Meetup.
  1. Visualize yourself succeeding. See yourself throwing away the cigarettes or buying healthy food or waking up early. Whatever the bad habit is that you are looking to break, visualize yourself crushing it, smiling, and enjoying your success. See yourself building a new identity.
  1. You don’t need to be someone else; you just need to return to the old you. So often we think that to break our bad habits, we need to become an entirely new person. The truth is that you already have it in you to be someone without your bad habits. In fact, it’s very unlikely that you had these bad habits all of your life. You don’t need to quit smoking; you just need to return to being a non–smoker. You don’t need to transform into a healthy person, you just need to return to being healthy. Even if it was years ago, you have already lived without this bad habit, which means you can most definitely do it again.
  1. If you’re looking for the first step to breaking your bad habits, I’d suggest starting with awareness. It’s easy to get caught up in how you feel about your bad habits. You can make yourself feel guilty or spend your time dreaming about how you wish things were … but these thoughts take you away from what’s actually happening. Instead, it’s awareness that will show you how to actually make a change.

When does your bad habit actually happen?

How many times do you do it each day?

Where are you?

Who are you with?

What triggers the behavior and causes it to start?

Replacing and making new habits is not easy you’re once you decide that you are committed then you can take the next steps. And remember I’m always here to help you. Also, click on the link below to learn more about your habits