Episode 423: Breaking Bad Habits

Best-selling author Steve Scott shows you how to live better, get more done, and create powerful habits. CLICK HERE to get started

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We all have a particular bad habit we’d like to break. Odds are, you’ve tried in the past, and maybe you were successful for a few days. Then something unexpected came up where you slipped for a day or two. One mistake snowballs into a series of setbacks. Eventually, you give up on the idea of making a habit change simply because it’s too difficult to do.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed with your habit efforts in the past. It doesn’t mean you’re lazy or weak-willed. It means you didn’t have the right tools for making a lasting habit change.

What you need is a strategy for identifying your worst habits and learning how to overcome them. On this episode, author Steve Scott will help you develop that strategy, based on his book, “Bad Habits No More: 25 Steps to Break ANY Bad Habit.”

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Start with a small bad habit just to get in the mindset that you can overcome. Pick one you don’t like that you do, but it’s not the end of the world if you stop or start it. For example: breaking the habit of looking at your cell phone after 8:00 PM. Build some habit breaking momentum in your life, so you know how the process works, then go from there.

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Bad Habits No More 25 Steps to Break Any Bad HabitCLICK HERE to buy this book

4 Major Steps To Breaking Bad Habits:

1. Laying The Foundation For A Habit Change: Make a plan and commit to it.

2. Understand Your Habit Loop: The cue, rewards and routine. Understand the moments when you feel the urge.

3. Build A Support System: Have an accountability partner.

4. Overcome Challenges: Forgive yourself if you have a relapse of the bad habit and don’t compound the error made.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change by Charles Duhigg

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Steve Scott

  • Bestselling nonfiction writer
  • Teaches others about publishing
  • Blogs about: habit change, self help and productivity
  • Speaker

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