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Stopping right away with those “bad” habits will only be a temporary solution.
Search for “kaizen” online, maybe buy/download the corresponding book. It will consist of taking several small actions over a span of time to achieve the goal you want (e.g. eating healthier).
For example, do not immediately stop snacking. Instead try to throw away the first bite of your snack, and then eat the rest. And every time you take a snack, you throw away one bit more, until you have either no more appetite in that snack or there is no more snack left to eat.
It may sound silly, but give it a try.
Hope this helps!
To be honest, this is a weird habit, but here are some solutions that I will mention, which you probably have heard of; anyway, 1) make it a goal. Write it somewhere (a paper, preferably) and stick it somewhere that you can look at everyday. For instance, I want to learn a choreography, so as my 2019 goal, I will write “choreography” and stick that paper on my door, so I can always look at it when I am entering and leaving my room. 2) Tell someone about it, so they can remind you (personally, I think people telling me something is better than putting a reminder). 3) Learn the side effects; knowing the dangers to something helps a person in turning away from it, especially if the side effects have already been placed on your body; that way it is as if you are being forced to stop doing it. Consult a doctor to check if the side effects have settled on your body, and make it your 2019 goal; or six months goal.
I wish you the best in changing your bad habits to good ones!
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Find reasons for stopping your bad habits, figure out WHY you want to get better, and you'll tolerate any way to get better. If you aren't convinced that getting rid of those habits is important, then menial and unconvincing reasons to resume your life with the bad habits will emerge from "the impulsive child" as fabulous puts it. Reasons such as "well I didn't eat yesterday" (which is your fault) and "well this is the last time" (which it isn't). The point is, you MUST find the drive and purpose behind your change if you want it to carry importance within your life: this importance will enable you to execute on any 'how?' to move forwards towards any goal, not just yours. I wish I could say there were an external blueprint for executing on your plans, but it's ultimately up to you and so you need to convince yourself that you'll help yourself and family by ridding yourself of bad habits, and if you're headed towards the fridge, (or whatever the fridge may be in the fabulous community's case) VISUALISE. Every day I get up at 5:55 no matter what, and man are there days when it seems impossible, but right when I'm drifting off to sleep I picture basketball players waking up and putting in work at the gym (I'd like to play professionally) and that motivates me to wake up because basketball is my motivation. In your case, picture, so imagine their faces, smiling from ear to ear as you tell them that you've quit your habit and have been binge free for a week, a month, or a year. If that's not good enough motivation to turn back from the refrigerator, or the cigarette, or the syringe, then I'm not quite sure what is.
Cheers from your friend Nelson Jr.
Also, brushing my teeth helps. Having that strong mint taste in my mouth, the appetite decreases and I'm also too lazy to have to brush my teeth again later.
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