Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133495)
 Advice (161558)
 Affiliate Programs (34783)
 Art and Culture (73821)
 Automotive (145661)
 Blogs (75358)
 Boating (9850)
 Books (17220)
 Buddhism (4129)
 Business (1329715)
 Business News (426403)
 Business Opportunities (366409)
 Camping (10968)
 Career (72769)
 Christianity (15843)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115069)
 Computers (241894)
 Construction (38918)
 Consumer (49948)
 Cooking (17078)
 Copywriting (6729)
 Crafts (18203)
 Cuisine (7545)
 Current Affairs (20304)
 Dating (45897)
 EBooks (19700)
 E-Commerce (48241)
 Education (185358)
 Electronics (83516)
 Email (6439)
 Entertainment (159836)
 Environment (28920)
 Ezine (3040)
 Ezine Publishing (5452)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110922)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196516)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11848)
 Feng Shui (132)
 Finance & Investment (310482)
 Fitness (106436)
 Food & Beverages (62989)
 Free Web Resources (7939)
 Gambling (30224)
 Gardening (25192)
 Government (10511)
 Health (629812)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44056)
 Home Business (91589)
 Home Improvement (251098)
 Home Repair (46206)
 Humor (4716)
 Import - Export (5454)
 Insurance (45100)
 Interior Design (29588)
 International Property (3487)
 Internet (190998)
 Internet Marketing (146639)
 Investment (22848)
 Islam (1161)
 Judaism (1352)
 Law (80448)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20891)
 Marketing (99239)
 MLM (14140)
 Motivation (18231)
 Music (26993)
 New to the Internet (9496)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129725)
 Organizing (7809)
 Party Ideas (11853)
 Pets (38069)
 Poetry (2229)
 Press Release (12686)
 Public Speaking (5639)
 Publishing (7560)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126563)
 Recreation & Leisure (95439)
 Relationships (87643)
 Research (16180)
 Sales (80345)
 Science & Technology (110273)
 Search Engines (23491)
 Self Improvement (153279)
 Seniors (6215)
 Sexuality (35990)
 Small Business (49277)
 Software (83016)
 Spiritual (23462)
 Sports (116126)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34069)
 Travel & Tourism (308094)
 UK Property Investment (3122)
 Video Games (13382)
 Web Traffic (11751)
 Website Design (56856)
 Website Promotion (36610)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35829)
Author Spotlight
GRAEME DIXON

About Octopus Intelligence We provide greater certainty with excellent global Commercial Compe...more
GREG MORT

Early Years Greg Mort was born on March 22, 1952, to Tommie Sanders Mort, who traces her strong s...more
MANMOHAN SINGH

Digital marketing professional with 8 years of experience. A good listner, Stratgist and fun loving ...more
DESIGNPLUZ DIGITALAGENCY

Designpluz has steadily matured from a passionate graphics design start-up, into a full service digi...more
ELLISEN WANG

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more


How to Break a Negative Habit One Day at a Time by Donnie Lewis





How to Break a Negative Habit One Day at a Time by
Article Posted: 11/22/2021
Article Views: 91
Articles Written: 64
Word Count: 673
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

How to Break a Negative Habit One Day at a Time


 
Health,Self Improvement,Spiritual
Unless you're perfect, you probably have a habit that drives you or others nuts. The conflicting nature of bad habits makes them difficult to overcome. What is your bad habit?

Typically, the top bad habits we indulge in are eating unhealthy foods, smoking, using chewing tobacco, lying on the sofa instead of exercising, and nail-biting.

The good news is, however, that whatever negative habit you have, you have the power to change it if you want to.

Consider these strategies for inspiration to break your negative habit now:

1. Avoid getting overwhelmed. Realize your goal now is to simply decrease the occurrence of the negative behavior. As you endeavor to gradually reduce the behavior, you'll feel better and more in control. Eventually, you may be able to stop the habit.

2. Focus on a daily mini-goal to help you make small adjustments. Let's say you typically eat more breads and carbohydrates than recommended. You have two bowls of cereal for breakfast and eat two sandwiches for lunch. You think you could reduce your daily carbs. But you're caught in a vicious cycle and keep eating the same things each day.

* Set a specific mini-goal to reduce carb intake by making one small change daily. You'll be motivated to turn around your negative habit. In this example, a daily goal to reduce breads at lunch strengthens resolve to eat fewer carbs. * At lunch, rather than eating two sandwiches, add extra meat, cheese and vegetables to your sandwich. You'll still have a filling lunch but you'll reduce your bread intake by half.

* After you've persevered in altering your habit for six weeks to two months, then you can set another mini-goal to replace your second bowl of cereal with a bowl of fruit instead. You'll feel optimistic and ready to tackle another mini-goal in your quest to reduce carbs.

3. Use time intervals to control your negative habit. Maybe your negative habit is smoking. The first thing you should know is how many cigarettes you smoke in a day. Perhaps you smoke 20 cigarettes. If you're awake 16 hours a day, you're smoking slightly more than 1 cigarette per hour.

* Allow yourself to smoke one cigarette per hour. During the first day, you'll reduce cigarette intake by four cigarettes. That's progress! By the end of the week, you'll have smoked 28 cigarettes less than you normally do. Now that's real motivation to continue the path to a smoke-free life!

* After smoking one per hour for 10 days to two weeks, extend the time interval between cigarettes from one cigarette every hour to every 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 hours. Continue increasing time length between cigarettes until you're smoking one cigarette every 4 hours-four cigarettes daily.

* At this point, decide either to further reduce cigarette intake or to quit smoking completely. Your one-day-at-a-time method is working.

4. Reward yourself for your successes. Daily, document on a calendar how you did. For example, if you met your mini-goal, record "MMG" for "met mini-goal."

* You could also jot down the number of times you did the negative behavior that day-this method works well for those working to reduce smoking, chewing tobacco, or nail-biting behaviors.

* Use your calendar information at the end of the month to determine if you were successful 75 percent of the time in reducing your negative habit. If so, allow yourself a reward of some type to strengthen future efforts to break your bad habit. * You might enjoy an afternoon of fishing or taking part in a favored hobby. Maybe a new nail polish or set of golf balls will suffice.

Although getting rid of a bad habit is a challenge, you can break your negative habit using these one-day-at-a-time techniques. Harness The Power Of Nature’s Most Powerful Brain Boosting Ingredients Without Any Jitters, Crashes, or Calories! Supercharge Your Mind's Natural Energy, Focus, & Clarity From Nature's 10 Perfected Ingredients.

Related Articles - breaking bad habits, self improvement, better bad habits, un-form bad habits,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
RYAN P JONES

Ryan Jones owns and operates this website, Amazines.com. Having worked in the computer industry sin...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
ALEX BELSEY

I am the editor of QUAY Magazine, a B2B publication based in the South West of the UK. I am also the...more
SANJIB DAS

Sanjib Kumar Das is an Indian business enthusiast and entrepreneur who is motivated to help small an...more
HARRIS ELAHI

I live in London and have done for a few years now I am the CEO at www.datasciencecareer.co.uk....more
DONNIE LEWIS

I'm an avid consumer of a smoothie a day living, herbs, vitamins and daily dose of exercise. I'm 60...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2022, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license