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How to get over a bad habit that is bothering me?

Asked by Female, 25, Married
Hi, I can not myself to stop some bad habbit that's bothering me, even I know what is right and wrong but still i can't divert myself towards the good things winch is good for my future.
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Chandni Gandhi
Counselling Psychologist

Hi,If you can share whats is that habit that bother's you, we will be able to help you better however for now you can try these things which applies to breaking any habitBy coming here and writing you have taken 1st step and understanding that you require to come out of that habit, what we need is plan for the same1) Write down all your reasons of why you need to do come out of that habit,  for some it is family members, for some health conditions, for some saving money, etc whatever it is just make a list of reasons for why you would want to do that2) Figure out all your triggers, everyone has triggers which somehow increases in acting for that habit3) once you figure these two things you will gain enough motivation from your reasons and avoid all these triggers to lower down possibility of you following that habit4)  constantly fight your cravings to do that habit, cravings are for short time but are difficult to fight with, figure out creative ways to deal with these like if suppose habit is smoking then  if it is necessary for you to keep your hands busy, instead of turning towards getting smoke, play with coin, if you smoke because you need to be occupied all the time, make list of things which will do that for you like daily chores, mailing, calling up friends etc instead of turning towards smoking, you can try something innovative with your habit as well6) have mindset of failure, like learning any new thing, this may also fail which does not mean that one should give up7) talk to friends or relative or psychologist when you are about to give up because of your trigger and get motivated to for that whileHope this helps, write back to us for any further queries

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