Habits are usually things we do over and over again, like a ritual. Most times these habits are good, such as the habit of taking a walk after dinner. However many habits can be bad and need to be changed.
For example, the habit of spending $5 on a daily stop for latte at Starbucks is not only expensive, but loads up the body with caffeine and sugar. This bad habit can simply be changed. Making your own decaf coffee at home with stevia or other natural sweetener and a plant-based milk (almond, soy) will improve your health. And your wallet will thank you, as well.
Addictions, on the other hand, are classically a bad habit that has become detrimental to functioning in life. Usually they are associated with drugs, alcohol or cigarettes. Though it is normally proposed that a serious ‘program’ be entered to quit the addiction, I suggest that the same steps to kicking a bad habit can be used here as well.
We all have the power within us to make changes for a more positive life. It’s a matter of altering your belief systems and exchanging the ‘addiction’ for something positive. Instead of going out for a smoke, leave the lighter at home and take a walk.
Though this is not a detailed, step-be-step guide, it is a seed to plant in your brain. Did you know there are good addictions? Many people are addicted to exercise, aka the runner’s high. What habits or addictions can you think of that are positive?