Breaking a Habit

Do you have habits that you would like to change? Maybe it is a change in diet, maybe a change in sleeping habits, maybe it is change in routine or maybe it is around exercise. Whatever the habit, have you noticed how hard it can be? One definition of a habit is “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” So what can you do to change a habit? There is two suggestions that I would like to make today.

The first is to replace the habit with another habit. Instead of trying to stop one habit, which is hard to do, work on replacing it with another…. For myself I like to snack all day, sometimes not having lunch. Instead of stopping the snacking, I have worked on replacing the chocolate and processed food, like muesli bars with fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. In this way I have been able to eat healthier with less effort than just trying to stop snacking.

The second suggestion is to reward yourself for breaking a habit. If you do not have a habit that you can replace your current habit with, try rewarding yourself for stopping the habit. For example, I have started getting out of bed early to exercise before work…. I do like my sleep, so I reward myself with some time to read most mornings as well. I do like reading books….


  • What habits do you want to change?
  • What habit can you replace the current habit with?
  • What way can you reward yourself for breaking the habit?



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Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Sunday, 07 Dec 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Great suggestions and a third is many habits change over time as you practice. Don’t give up keep working at it.

  2. I want to change the habit of overspending, replace it with some budgeting tricks and reward my self with the pleasure of staring at a healthy bank balance.

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