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Break with the Bad

By New You Editorial
Posted On Oct 02, 2013

New You Health Tip: Take the appropriate steps to break the habits that interfere with your life.

Do you have any habits that you are trying to kick? Chances are you have at least one, if not a couple. With determination and the right outlook, it is possible to break those habits and in some cases, replace them with positive behaviors.

Create a plan. Having a sensible, realistic plan will put you in gear towards breaking bad habits.
Incorporate barriers. Avoid the people, places, or situations that will trigger the habit.
Be patient. Recognizing that breaking a habit can sometimes be a long process will help you to stay motivated.
Substitute with positive behavior. Make a conscious effort to replace bad habits with something positive.
Include others. Share your goals with your colleagues, family, and friends. This will provide further accountability.