3 Steps to Breaking Bad Habits

no desire to complete your habit3 Steps to Breaking Bad Habits 

 

Think about your bad habit. An example of this could be eating to much desert after every meal

 

On a scale of one to ten, with one representing no desire to complete your habit (no desire to eat a desert) and ten, representing an automatic compulsion to do ‘desire’ – eating a desert

 

So lets say your habit is a 10 – you have to eat a desert even if you are full after a large meal. Your habit may be nail biting, compulsive cleaning, smoking, drugs, alcohol or any habit you cant control.   A habit is a behavior you complete, unconsciously, associated/linked to a stimulus

 

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Break Your Bad Habit Step One

 

Make a list of what makes your habit a ten

 

A client I recently worked with had a bad habit. After any meal, even when full, she desired a desert. Her ten was a hot chocolate fudge cake, when she thought about her ten, she would see the steam coming of the cake, smell the sweet chocolaty flavors, while salivating

 

Go down the scale in twos and make a list of what makes your habit that particular number

 

The dessert habit clients 8 was a hot carrot cake, her 6 was a cold desert, her 4 was a fruit salad her 2 was food that had been left out for an age

 

Ask yourself what is your Zero? Make a detailed description of this list and include all of your senses

 

Her zero if you were wondering, was a cake at a child’s birthday party, she imagined the child blowing out the candles, but she see’s, in slow motion, spittle flying out of the child’s grubby mouth, covering the food. The slice that is cut for her, is the piece with the largest spit covered area, the bit where a little bit of food was blew from the child’s teeth onto the slice of cake

 

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Break Your Bad Habit Step 2

 

Think back to the ten.

 

Create this image and push it away from your minds eye into the distance, so the image, which was originally large shrinks to a tiny dot on the horizon

 

Do this really quickly – in a blink of the eye

 

 

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Break Your Bad Habit Step 3

 

As you shrink the image representing a 10, enlarge and bring forward the detailed sensory based image that represents your zero

 

Once this image quickly becomes clear, detailed and vivid – notice how you feel

 

Complete step 2-3 ten times, swooping each image quicker and quicker

 

Break State – shake your arms and legs, count from 0-50 in 3’s or name ten childhood friends from school

 

Imagine your past habit stimulus – how do you feel now, desire or no desire to complete your habit? If there is any desire left, repeat this exercise 3 more times

 

 

 

 

Chris Delaney NLP Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Career Advisor is available for booking for One to One Private Sessions, Group Training Sessions and Public Speaking Events

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