I know that some of you have been feeling overwhelmed by all the information available about how to break bad habits
As a Habit Coach, I have a tendency to get stuck with the nitty-gritty behind breaking bad habits too. From stopping cold turkey, to increasing friction punishment when I do it. [List all the tasks associated with your topic that you do]
However, it’s pointless to move at rocket speed if you’re moving in the wrong direction.
Hence, it is critical that you don’t get overly obsessed with all the tiny details. Have a clear big picture strategy that you’re constantly referring to with regards to breaking bad habits as you iron out the details.
Breaking It All Down: The 4-Step Framework I Follow
You will be surprised by the number of morning enthusiasts who don’t actually have a big-picture plan when it comes to breaking those pesky bad habits that hinder them from living healthier lives.
Before they know it, years have passed and they are still nowhere despite working so hard to break bad habits.
The reason? No direction. That’s why having a big-picture plan is absolutely essential for every morning enthusiast.
To help, I would like to share a big picture plan for you to see how you can easily break any bad habits.
This is a framework that will help you get to break your bad habits if you actually follow it! Here it is… to break a bad habit you need to:
Make it Invisible
Reduce exposure. Remove the cues of your bad habit from your environment
Make it Unattractive
Reframe your mindset. Highlight the benefits of avoiding your bad habit
Make it Difficult
Increase friction. Increase the number of steps between you and your bad habits
Make it Unsatisfying
Get an accountability partner. Ask someone to watch your behavior
As they say, it’s easy to get lost in the bushes… but not when you have this 4-step roadmap in your hands!
“There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing. It’s not a matter of time; it’s a matter of desire.”
— Nina Yau
Do read this again, mull over it, and see how simple it can be to break bad habits. It will help you get crystal clear on the direction you should be moving towards.