5 Steps To Change a Bad Habit

By M. Grace, September 24, 2017 03:09 AM

Smoking is a bad habit(Pixabay)

We all want to simply get rid of some unwanted habits; perhaps it has to do with troubling eating habits, procrastination at work or some other habits.

However, changing a habit is much harder that we might think. Letting go of a long-term pattern of your behavior can be difficult and maybe, impossible to do.

So, here's some basic steps to consider in forming new or changing bad habits:

Determine the habit you want to change.

This is the basic. We need to know and identify the problem before we address them. Consider the thing you want to change. Specify and identify what change and how you will change this habit.

Clarify with conviction that you want to change the habit.

We need conviction in order to change. We must have a heart-change and an attitude that is willing to change. Conviction is the fuel that drives the engine of change as they say.

Outline steps in forming new and good habits.

Begin with small and attainable steps that will lead you to your goal. You must establish new routines and repeat it religiously. Someone has said "Your reach must always exceed your grasp if you are going to keep growing." While this is true, ensure you always have attainable steps in front of you.

Prepare for obstacles.

With every new habit formed, some obstacles may come your war. There are other things which will interfere with your new goals. For that, you have to prepare and plan to overcome these challenges.

Celebrate small and large victories.

Give yourself a clap and congratulatory statement or even a thumbs up for a good job done. Forming new good habits may be hard but with great perseverance, you will eventually leave the bad habits and will be inspired to do more good, especially for God.



Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Pope Francis Shares Lesson about Gardening and How to Grow into Better Christians

Listen to Pope Francis' latest sermon for this Spring and how relates to Christian growth.

'I Can Only Imagine' Star Dennis Quaid Shares Why He Created Gospel Song 'On My Way to Heaven'

Check out how 'I Can Only Imagine' star Dennis Quaid changed after the movie and how his faith had blossomed further.

YWCA Japan Joins Nanjing Peace Pilgrimage

The fourth "Nanjing Peace Pilgrimage"took place in Nanjing from March 10 to 13, 2018, attended by members from the YWCAs of Japan and China.

Bible Verses About Healing That Will Encourage You

Which verses from the Bible should you read if you wish to heal yourself from heartaches and other problems?

Failure is Just the Beginning

Is failure really the end or is it the beginning?

Beijing YWCA Holds Lecture on Women in Past 40 Years

A guest professor gave a lecture named "A Glance Back: Chinese Women in the Past Forty Years" in Beijing.

Interview: Yunnan Church Choir Director Shares First International Tour in US&UK

Recently CCD interviewed Long Guangyuan, the choir director, to share their first international trips.

Bible Verses to Help You When the Devil Attacks

Which verses should you read when you feel that evil targets you?

Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' Removes Bible Verses, Christian Themes in the Film

Find out which elements in this new movie are inspired by the Bible.

Heilongjiang Theological Seminary Initiates Reading the Entire Bible Campaign

Since 2015, Heilongjiang Theological Seminary has launched a campaign to read the entire Bible at the beginning of each semester.