We all have our bad habits. We all have that one thing that holds us from reaching a goal or from being our best selves. What’s yours? If you’re like me, you’ll have a few to choose from. But, even if you have multiple things you’d like to change, fix one at a time. Let me be the first to tell you that you will get overwhelmed trying to do it all.
So, in the midst of brainstorming how to fix this problem, I created a list of questions that truly forced me to think about my habits and why I’ve kept them. I ended up changing my mindset – from needing motivation, to simply just wanting to quit, and somehow it’s made a difference.
But I’m not gonna lie to you, just because you answer these questions and start the process, doesn’t mean that you will instantly kill these habits. It takes anywhere from 30-90 days to make or break a habit, so be patient and stay dedicated!
Q1: What is your bad habit? Define it. Include everything that happens when you do it.
Q2: How do you feel before you do start engaging in the ‘habit’? Is that feeling a result of
something? Is there a certain trigger?
Q3: How do you feel when you are participating in it?
Q4: What benefit do you get from doing it? Why do you keep going back to it?
Q5: What’s more important than that benefit?
Q6: How will you feel if you quit this habit? What will your life look like? What goals could you reach?
Q7: What will your life look like if you never quit? What will you miss? How will you feel?
Q8: What are the realistic ways that I can change or stop this bad habit?
Q9: What can I do when I feel like going back to it?
Q10: Is there anything (healthy) that can replace this habit?
Q11: How can I remind myself to stay on track?
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for ya. Hopefully these questions will help you get some insight on your goals, teach you why you need to give up what doesn’t serve you anymore, and show you how you can. See you next time 🙂