How a Change of Habit Can Change Your Life

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Open a New Door with a change of habit

“Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.”Benjamin Franklin

Do you have negative things you do on a regular basis that you’d like to do differently? Would you like to change a habit that’s sending you in the wrong direction?

It doesn’t matter if it’s a self-sabotaging behavior or a quirky action that constantly annoys others, understanding the impact of your habit can make a huge difference in your life.

What would your life be like if you could have a change of habit before they affect your life negatively and spread negative karma all around you?

Here are some simple techniques you can use to change your habits and discard those troublesome behaviors before they become a major detriment in your life:

1. Decide to take charge of your habits

All habits are learned. Anything you have learned you can unlearn.

Claim your power over your habits. Step in front of the mirror and say it out loud: “I have control over my habits I now take change of (fill in the blank).”

2. Pay attention to your actions.

Live in the now and pay close attention to what you’re doing.

You do so much without conscious thought. Make the effort to consciously focus your thoughts on any actions you’re about to take. This will help you to increase your chances of eliminating troublesome behaviors from your life.

3. Pay attention to your thoughts

Make a conscious effort to slow down your thinking.

If your mind starts racing that’s probably a clue that you’re about to take an action you may regret. Instead of letting your mouth put you in the hot seat, take a deep breath and try to concentrate on taking positive action.

4. Pay attention to your triggers.

Most negative habits have triggers. Figure out what situations, people, and events trigger your negative behavior.

Perhaps you talk too much and interrupt others by finishing their sentences giving other people little opportunity to talk.

As you examine your negative habit ask yourself, “When is it most likely to happen and with whom?”

5. Make a new habit.

A change of habits is just that, exchanging one habit for another.

In order to exchange the habit you need to decide what you’ll do instead. Develop a plan to take the place of the negative habit.

Let’s go back to the habit of talking too much and interrupting others. What could you do instead?

Maybe you could decide to “experiment” by listening more and paying more attention to the other person. Maybe you could see what you can learn from them.

• What would it be like to talk less and listen more?

After you go through a conversation, ask yourself, “How did I do? What could I do better next time?”

Think of the great things that could happen from changing your negative habit to a more positive one!

6. Get help.

If you have a bad habit ask your close friends and family members for help.

Staying with the example of talking too much and not listening; let your sister know that you’re trying to stop interrupting people so much. Ask her to touch your elbow at the upcoming family reunion if she notices you interrupting.

This will help you keep track of your behavior.

7. Apologize when you notice you’re engaging in your negative habit.

If your negative habit affects others tell them you’re sorry.

Going again to the example of talking too much and not listening, as soon as you realize you’ve interrupted someone, say, “I’m sorry I interrupted. Please tell me more. I want to hear more about what you were talking about.”

• By recognizing your old habit and showing humility you’ll learn to stop your old behavior and change it to a more effective one.

8. Get professional help.

Some bad habits can be hard to change. If you find that a change of habits is too difficult, seek professional guidance, it can be a big help.

This can be a hypnotherapist, a NLP practitioner, a counselor or even a psychiatrist. Just chose someone who has a process that works for you.

A Change of Habit is Up to You

If you have habits you don’t like then it’s up to you to avoid the situations and people that cause them. Do something different and avoid those situations that in the past would have caused you to engage in your bad habit.

You can banish those old, unwanted habits for good by putting the above steps into action.

Stop those old behaviors and live the life of your dreams!

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that you can use to alter your thinking patterns that allow you to make quick and lasting shifts in your behavior and, as a result, changing your bad habits into good habits.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques for changing bad habits into good habits.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations in using NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as using meditation techniques from Qigong for changing bad habits into good habits.

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