How to Change a Bad Habit

Perhaps you know you need to stop frequenting McDonalds. 
Or you’ve realised your kids should be more respectful of your parenting.
Or you drink too much Coke.

Whatever the case, we all have stuff in our lives we wanna change.

And it can. It takes work, but it can change.

A human can become addicted to almost any thing or behavior, but the question is… how do we change it?

Repetition creates new habits.

Your brain creates a neurological pathway every time you do something new. The more you do it, the stronger that connection becomes, making the habit easier to perform.

In order to break a habit, you gotta practice creating new ones.

Create new patterns, then repeat over and over and over, until those neurological connections, or pathways in your brain become more deeply imprinted than the old ones.

The thing is, your old habits have typically been there for a long, long time and are probably etched quite deep, making old habits very easy to slip back into.

But the good news is that you can create new neural-pathways instantly! However it will be a while of practice before it becomes a stronger habit than the old one. So face about 21 days of pain, and then you are free, or near-to-free.

All you have to do is start. And keep at it.

Claire Carradice

Claire Carradice is the founder of Reset Exchange, a resource that helps people reset their minds in order to experience the fullness of life and the wonder of God.

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