How to Break Bad Habits and Replace Them with Good Ones
No-one’s perfect and everyone has some flaws and bad habits that interrupt their lives. Those bad habits are usually implemented in your everyday life and they waste your energy and time. Not only that, but sometimes they can also prevent you from accomplishing the goals that you’ve set for yourself.
Most bad habits appear out of stress or boredom. Luckily, there are some ways you can replace bad habits with good ones. The first and most important step is to make a conscious decision about breaking the circle of bad habits and making changes in your lifestyle. Here are some of the examples of bad habits and how you can change them and incorporate healthier alternatives.
No more Junk Food
It’s really hard to say ‘no’ to junk food – all those tasty snacks and tempting street food that’s easily accessible. Junk food is delicious and it takes little time to prepare it (if you prepare it yourself), but it’s also pretty harmful to your body. Eating pizzas, burgers, kebabs or snacks while watching a movie can harm your body and health by arising diabetes or gaining weight.
To avoid that and to save your health, try switching to healthier snacks and alternatives that are still delicious. Instead of eating a burger try making a homemade vegetarian burger. Or, instead of eating chocolate try replacing that with homemade chocolate made of healthy ingredients.
Replace Regular Cigarettes
Changing habits is quite difficult, especially when it comes to smoking cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes is one of the hardest bad habits to quit. Many people developed this kind of an addiction – nicotine addiction. Nicotine is quite dangerous to your body and it can badly harm your health, some of the worst-case scenarios include lung cancer or throat cancer.
Since it’s pretty hard to quit smoking and change this habit, the least you can do is to try and replace it with a healthier version, which is vaping or smoking e-cigarettes. For example, if you are traveling to New Zealand, visit their vape stores where you can choose starter kits, atomizers and so much more. You can find e liquid in NZ with fruit flavor and also vape juice with nicotine. That will help you replace smoking regular cigarettes with vaping while you can still enjoy the taste of the smoke.
Having your first cup of coffee in the morning is a great way to energize yourself. Coffee’s a delicious drink that almost everyone enjoys. But, having too much and too often coffee can be harmful to your body and health. Caffeine is a substance that can be addictive. This substance can harm your health by increasing your heartbeat, blood pressure and making your teeth less white. To avoid that and all the other negative cues of having too much coffee and caffeine intake, there’s a healthier solution – a decaffeinated coffee.
The best thing is that you don’t have to say goodbye to having a cup of coffee in the morning or whenever during the day, but you can just replace your bad habit with a healthier alternative. Decaffeinated coffee will still have pretty much the same taste as the coffee you’re used to, but this one will create a healthier and a new habit for you that will have a more positive impact on your overall health.
Technology v.s. Nature
It’s hard to escape technology in today’s world and society. It’s become perfectly normal that the last thing you see in the evening and the first thing you see in the morning is your telephone’s screen or any other gadget you use. The availability of technology can be really helpful but this doesn’t mean you have to use it non-stop.
Developing and having an addiction to technology (eg. mobile phones, TVs, laptops etc) is common nowadays especially in younger generations and teenagers, but not excluding adults. This addiction can have negative consequences on your health and social life, too. It can bring you obesity and nervousness when not being able to use any kind of technology.
To stop this from happening, choose a healthier alternative which you don’t have to buy or spend extra money. Choose nature. Go out as much as possible, take a walk and enjoy all the creatures you can see and meet on your walk through woods or valleys. Take a walk around the park, hike to the mountains and enjoy the breathtaking view, or organize a picnic with family or friends.
Almost everyone has some bad habits that affect their lives and overall health. It’s important to notice those bad habits and to make a decision to make some changes that will be beneficial for you and your health. Breaking the circle of bad habits takes effort and time, but once you break the circle you’ll be relieved, happier and what’s more important – healthier. So, get rid of as many triggers and bad habits as possible, and stay persisted on your way of replacing them with healthier alternatives.