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Changing Your Habits

Habits are hard to break. They have been repeated time and time again. Your brain and body have fallen into place. They begin to complete the habit without you even realizing it. You have the power to change a habit, though. It isn’t going to be easy — it takes time and effort. You have to work at it. Here are four steps you can take to change a habit. Read on to find out more.

The Habit I Want to Change…

If you want to quit drinking on a nightly basis, you’re going to have to work hard at it. It isn’t going to come easy. To stay sober, you’re going to have to start by putting down that glass of wine that you have every night with dinner. Identifying what you want to change is the first step in figuring out the habit and making the change. 

What It Gives Me…

Once you’ve identified what your habit is, you must then determine what your habit gives you. Why have you been actively participating in the habit for so long? What is it giving you that other things have not given you? Maybe your glass of wine helps you relax at night. Figuring out what your habit gives you is the next step toward breaking the habit. 

What I Can Replace It With…

After you’ve identified what your habit gives you, you must figure out what another activity can provide you that reaches the same outcome. You’re going to want to replace your unhealthy habit with a healthier one. If you’ve realized that you do drink at night to relax, figure out an activity that you can participate in that will help you relax in the evenings. This may be participating in a yoga class instead of having that glass of wine. 

So I Will…

Lastly, you must actually take the step toward the change. If you want a future without the unhealthy habit, you’re going to have to make a concrete change. This could be actually scheduling that yoga class and then attending it. You want to do something that helps you break the habit. Attempting to actively make a change to reset your habits is the key to this stage. Following through is also important, so make sure to attend that class!

Villa Tranquil Recovery wants to help you break the unhealthy habits you have and get sober. Call our trained and experienced staff today at 866-697-7573. We offer many programs that can help you. We can’t wait to speak with you!