How To Break A Bad Habit

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How to Break a Bad Habit

Melinda Lee

Individual Project #5


I. Common Bad Habits

Thesis Statement: There are many difficult steps to take when trying to break a bad habit.

II. Understanding Your Bad Habit

A. Realizing your habit

B. Understanding the habit

III. Keep a Journal of Your Habit

A. Do a self-analysis

B. Write down your feelings and emotions

C. Forced to face your bad habit on a daily basis

IV. Deciding How to Break Your Habit

A. Understanding your habit

B. Focus on your needs

C. Discover alternative methods

V. Building Yourself a "No" Zone

A. Pick a person as an anchor

B. Build a "No" zone

C. Have less desire to indulge

VI. Replace the Bad with the Good

A. Stop negative thoughts

B. Focus on positive alternatives

C. Praise yourself

VII. Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

A. Tell your friends and family

B. Ask for support

C. Seek professional help (if needed)



Common Bad Habits

We all know that nobody is perfect. We all have some sort of bad habit. There are bad habits that we are aware of and then there are some that we ourselves do not notice. Bad habits affect everybody around us at some point. Taking the first unselfish act of realizing that you have a bad habit and taking the steps to break it will improve your life tremendously. Some of the more common bad habits are knuckle cracking, cigarette smoking, nail biting, gossiping, overeating, or lying just to name a few. Of course for those who choose to break yourself from your bad habit it will not be easy and definitely test one's amount of will power and determination. So if you're ready for a challenge, don't mind a commitment, and want to...