Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Getting Rid Of It

Sometimes, one extra step is all it takes to prevent yourself from caving to temptation. If you have a bad habit, alter the situation so that it takes you at least one extra step before you can easily take part in it. If you watch too much TV, unplug it and put the TV high up in the closet. If you tend to snack on too much junk food, carry around some baby carrots to munch on. If you always hit the snooze button on your alarm clock, set your alarm clock away from arm's length and far enough that you have to get out of bed and walk several steps to get to it. One or more extra steps standing in the way between you and your bad habits might very well be all that it takes to stop it, simply because it gives you that "pause", that moment to really think, rather than have the opportunity to indulge in it without hesitation right then and there.
Source: Or if you want to quit smoking, buy one stick at a time to smoke rather than buying the whole pack.