Confronting Your Bad Habits

Bad habits are something we all deal with. Some are annoying but don’t ruin your life; others can leave serious consequences for years to come. But the one thing they all have in common is that they are extremely hard to break.

I have my fair share of bad habits just like anyone else. I’m not proud of them, believe me. Then again, we all have an array of habits we’re not exactly proud of. They cling to us and refuse to let go whatsoever. It can be maddening, really.

Confronting your bad habits isn’t easy. It requires being honest with yourself- and that’s not easy either, for some people! It’s better to put ignore the truth and carry on with life like normal. Sure, you may have a bad habit or two (or more), but who cares? It’s easier to not worry about it.

In my opinion, that is a hell of a dangerous mindset to have. You shouldn’t continue to whatever bad habits you have just because it’s easier to live that way. Your bad habits will make it impossible to live whatever life you want for yourself. Everyone wants to live their best life, and you should too!

So, this begs the question; How do you get rid of your bad habits? Frankly, it depends on what those bad habits are. Each one requires different needs in order to address them the correct way. That’s why it’s hard to answer the question above.

But regardless of what your bad habits are, the first step in getting rid of them is by confronting your bad habits. You need to recognize what they are and how they negatively impact your life. Write it down if you have to. Doing so will force you to see what your bad habits are right in front of you. But it will also allow you to see them all clear as day.

This step sounds easy, but it may not be. You need to be extremely honest with yourself in order to recognize what exactly your bad habits are. You might not like having to do this, but it’s needed. When you’ve finally conquered your bad habits, you’ll thank yourself for confronting them all that time ago.

Let me know your experience with getting rid of bad habits in the comments below, or hit me up on social media!




Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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