Banish Bad Habits
The Secret to a Happier and Healthier Life
Everywhere you look, people want to know why they’re unhappy. And they want to know what they can do about it.
Have you ever asked yourself why intelligent people let bad habits keep them from living happier and healthier lives? I ask myself that question all the time.
We live in a world where 30-second commercials offer instant solutions. We shouldn’t be surprised when easy solutions don’t work: There are no magic bullets, no quick fixes on the path to lasting change.
People are overwhelmed with options today. It’s beginning to seem that the more solutions there are, the harder it is to find one that works.
Programs that promise easy change fail because they gloss over the necessary stages that people have to go through on the path to lasting change. People who regain more weight than they lost by following the latest fad diet are victims of programs that ignore the need for a lifestyle change.
Many people have learned the hard way that lasting change is only possible when you have the right information.
New Year’s resolutions usually fail. They don’t work because people jump into them without the right preparation. As I learned from my own experience, you can’t be successful in the action stage if you haven’t been successful in the preparation stage.
Most people make New Year’s resolutions when they wake up with a hangover—or with a few extra pounds weighing them down. They haven’t done the necessary preparation to have a fighting chance to be successful. It’s no wonder so many people give up before January is over.
My research, as well as my experience and common sense, tell me that anyone can change, if you have a compelling reason to change—and the right strategy to guide you.
The first step is to get unstuck. Many people spend years telling themselves that they’re going to change “one day.” They spend years worrying about the problem instead of working on it.
Maybe they’re waiting for the “perfect” weight-loss program, the “perfect” smoking-cessation program, or the “perfect” time to stop drinking.
“I’ll change when the time is right.” How many times have you heard that one?
Many people are never able to make a serious commitment to change, even though their life depends on it.
Imagine What Life Will Be Like
When You’re Free…
Even good change threatens our sense of security. When you’re used to something, the thought of losing it can cause you to panic and get stuck where you are, no matter how much you have to gain by changing.
Your capacity to shift your focus from the past to the present is the key to breaking bad habits. You can’t make a decision to change as long as you’re still focused on the past.
Learning that you can choose your own feelings, words, and actions makes you a free person and a powerful person…
This special guide will give you the information and strategy you need to free yourself from bad habits forever.
Did you know that: 45% of clients who seek a professional therapist drop out of therapy after two or three sessions?
And did you know that: for every person who quits smoking by following a treatment program, there are almost twenty persons who quit on their own?
In this special step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to…
Turn Your Life Around
1) Defeat Daily Temptations
It’s easier to promote a healthy new habit than to get rid of the old one that’s causing all the misery. Trying too hard to break a habit is usually a recipe for failure. As long as you’re focused on the old habit, you’re like a soldier fighting with one hand tied behind his back.
2) Prepare for a Lasting Lifestyle Change
You’ll learn how to replace your bad habits with healthy new habits. Focusing on your new lifestyle is like freeing the hand tied behind your back—suddenly you have power to bring about the change you desire.
Here is what you will learn inside this guide….
The six stages in the process of breaking bad habits
How to replace bad habits with a healthy new lifestyle
How millions of people have succeeded in breaking a bad habit
Why you have a better chance of freeing yourself from a bad habit by taking responsibility for your own program
Why successful preparation for change means that you set goals for yourself
Why change is not an event, but a process
Why most successful self-changers fail at least once before they succeed
Why willpower alone isn’t enough
Why quitting a habit cold turkey usually doesn’t work
Why a commitment to a more active lifestyle is one of the keys to breaking a bad habit
And a lot more!
Many people became victims of addiction because of different reasons. But, according to a survey, the majority of those who get addicted to a substance like drugs or alcohol don’t have any idea about what addiction could bring into their lives. Since using drugs and taking alcohol gives them the best feeling in the world, they think that it is a good thing. However, once addiction strikes, many end up overwhelmed with their current status and get frustrated just trying to get their normal life back. Fortunately, there is a thing called counseling, which is a great way to overcome addiction effectively.
Dealing With Drug Addiction
Life can be crazy. Life can be stressful. Life can be hard to take. These are all truths that are just simple facts. Because life can be difficult, people look for different ways to cope with the stress that life brings.
Regrettably, drugs have become the most prominent coping mechanism that people use to deal with life’s problems. There are many reasons why people begin using drugs. They are looking for a way out – an escape – a way to forget life for just a little while.
Methamphetamine use has grown to alarming rates in the United States with over 25 percent of the population addicted to this drug. Twenty-three percent of high school seniors use marijuana on a regular basis. Forty-three percent of adults report having a problem with alcohol.
The statistics also reveal that drug use, including alcohol and cigarettes, is beginning earlier in life. Children are experimenting with drugs as young as 10 years old, and many middle schoolers have already had their first taste of alcohol by seventh grade.
What are even more disturbing are the health effects that drug use and abuse causes. Last year alone, there were over 20,000 alcohol-induced deaths not including car accidents, and deaths due to heroin overdoses have increased by two percent in just the course of one year.
Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate either. Many famous celebrities have struggled with addiction as has the common man. You can be a regular housewife or the head of a company and find yourself struggling with drug dependence.
What can you do? The answer is – a lot. If you find yourself with a problem, the time to take action is now. You could check yourself into a rehabilitation facility, but you can also try some self-help steps first.
This book is intended for both the person who is addicted and for those who have a loved one with addiction. We’ll look at the signs of a problem and address the various drugs that are most likely to cause dependence. Then, with the help of experts, we’ll give you some strategies that you can try to get you back on the road to a drug-free life.
You can overcome your dependence on drugs. It won’t be easy, but you can do it. But you have to start now. Don’t be addicted anymore. Start your journey today!
Immediate Gratification For Breaking Bad Habits
The work demanded in finding and challenging the reasons for our self-defeating behaviors and negative emotions can take time. Occasionally, this is a luxury we don’t have. Still, what can we do when the habit springs up?
This book introduces a small selection of short-term strategies. I have to accentuate that they’re best used together. If used just by themselves, some of these can lead to repression, and force rudimentary causes to express themselves in another way.
You’ll as well find that not all of these are applicable to all behaviors. Dabble with them, and discover which works for you as an individual, and for your certain issue.
Immediate Gratification For Breaking Bad Habits
Banish Bad Behaviors
We will discuss how simply being well aware – mindful – of what is happening inside you is the beginning step to catching your habits as they come up. The more you do this, the earlier you’ll catch yourself in the cycle. And then: Breathe.
Stop, Recognize and Breath
Changing your breathing immediately changes your mental, physical and emotional state!
For instance sitting quietly and letting your breathing become more tranquil, slower and shallower can produce a calmer state within a couple of minutes.
So being able to change your breathing – to temporarily move from ‘automatic’ to ‘manual’ control puts you more in the drivers seat of your own emotions and the general rule is:
Deep breathing leans towards producing more excitement.
Shallow and slow breathing brings forth calmness.
Getting skilled at altering your state through changing your breathing boosts your self-confidence in your state-management power so that unwished moods become just that – unwelcome. Not fearful, or endangering, nor in some way suggestive of personal weakness or inadequacy.
Having the breathing skills to change such unwished-for moods puts you in charge of yourself.
By the way, while you are able to really quickly alter your state using breathing methods you as well need to change your thinking patterns to see to it that the change of state carries on. If you only change your breathing but go forward with the same old thoughts the unwishedfor moods will quickly return.
Watch your breath, a lot of teachers say. And what was so automatic, so unconscious, becomes a means for us to center ourselves and recover control. It doesn’t matter where in the habit cycle you are. Maybe you watched yourself reaching for the bottle of whiskey. Perhaps you’ve already drank your first glass. Perhaps you’re already vomiting. It doesn’t matter. Just take a couple of breaths – and be as aware as you are able to of them.
Experience them. What does the air feel like as it goes into your nostrils, your mouth? What does it feel like moving down your airways into your lungs? Experience it, be mindful of it – and you’ll discover that your breathing gets naturally deeper. Just hesitate, and breathe for as long as you need. In doing so, you break up and weaken the mental-emotional patterns that underlie your behaviors, without the need to examine them.
By itself, this was adequate for me to arrest many unwanted behaviors. If I felt the habit energies come up, I’d simply hesitate, and breathe mindfully till the urge disappeared.
The Sigh Breath is a really easy breathing method for releasing tension in your chest, diaphragm and neck areas. It can be an excellent way of managing the symptoms of anxiousness or panic.
It’s a moderate (instead of very deep) inhale through the nose accompanied by a fairly prolonged and slow exhale through the nose or mouth – as a prelude to letting your breathing become slower and shallower.
The Bad Habit Liberator
Here is what you will learn inside this guide….
* The six stages in the process of breaking bad habits
* How to replace bad habits with a healthy new lifestyle
* How millions of people have succeeded in breaking a bad habit
* Why you must free yourself by taking responsibility for your own program
* Why successful preparation for change means that you set goals for yourself
* Why change is not an event, but a process
* Why most successful self-changers fail at least once before they succeed
* Why willpower alone isn’t enough
* Why quitting a habit cold turkey usually doesn’t work
* Why a commitment to a more active lifestyle is key to breaking a bad habit
* And a lot more!