Break Bad Habits

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Natalya Sweeney
Meredith Martinez
ENG101 29943
2/20/13ENG101 29943ENG101 29943
Breaking Bad Habits

Habits in general come in various different forms. You can have a habit of working out, which is good, or a habit of eating too much, which is a bad. Either way habits are a part of human life. As far as bad habits go, there are many different ways to break a bad habit. One of them is called “Bad habits and your world”. This program was created by Dr. Arthur B. Markman to break any habit that you no longer want to be apart of your life. Another one is “the five tips for kicking bad habits” by Cynthia tucker.

Dr. Phil is very well known for helping people with all kinds of problems. He highly recommends Dr. Marksman’s technique for breaking bad habits. The first step in his method is defining the bad habit and committing to change. Nothing can be improved or changed if you don’t realize the issue and address it, denying it’s existence doesn’t help anything. After identifying, commitment is a major step, you must be fully dedicated to the change otherwise you won’t put in the work to do so. The second step is disrupting the habit, making it hard to do. Making the habit something you deliberately do is disrupting its form of being a routine. When you do this it will cause you to

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recognize when you are acting upon it. Thirdly he says you should create a habit diary. This means recording when you are acting on the habit, what makes you support this habit, how are you feeling when it happens, and what makes you stop. These will help you to learn about yourself and what causes you to turn to this. Your fourth step is replacing your bad habit, finding something good to take its place. Discover a routine that has the opposite effect of your bad habit, that makes you feel good, and gives you a positive result. Last but not least Arthur recommends you reward yourself. Encourage yourself for...
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