This is a sequel to last week’s article on habits and the fact that they determine our future. Read on to discover how to change bad habits, one step at a time.
Like I said last week, you can only know you have a bad habit by identifying it. So, the first step is identifying your bad habits. Many times, we gloss over such behaviour but one way to figure them out is to look at the future consequences of such.
One such example is smoking. A smoker says “I’m not a heavy smoker. I just smoke ten cigarettes per day and they help me relax.” Consider this: If you smoke ten cigarettes a day for twenty years, that’s seventy-three thousand cigarettes. Do you think seventy-three thousand cigarettes could have an impact on your lungs? Of course! In fact, the consequences may be deadly. So, when you examine your own bad habits, consider the long term implications. Be totally honest. Your life and future may be at stake.