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Identify Your Triggers

Identify Your Triggers

Look at your list of bad habits and identify what triggers them. Figure out who, what, where and when for each bad habit.

  • Do you smoke or drink a lot when you are with certain people?
  • Is there a particular time when you crave something like alcohol, nicotine, sweets and so on?
  • What situations force you to your bad habits?

Take a closer look and note all these triggers. 


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Creatures of Habit

Creatures of Habit

Aristotle said, "We are what we do repeatedly."

There was a man riding a horse. It seemed he was in a great hurry. A man standing alongside the roadside yelled, "where are you going?" The rider replied, "I don't know. Ask the horse."

This is the story of most people. We don't know wha...


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Habits define us

Habits define us

Successful people aren't necessarily intelligent or more talented. It is their habit that moves them towards becoming more informed, more knowledgeable, better skilled and well-prepared.


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the bigger they get, the deeper the roots grow and the harder they are to uproot. Some get so big with roots, so deep, you might hesitate to even try."


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Game changers

Game changers

According to psychologists, 95% of everything we feel, think and do is a result of learned habits. We are born with instincts but not with habits. Habits are learned during the course of time. Since habits are learned they can be unlearned too.

Here are some strategies to unlearn bad habits...


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Strategies for Eliminating bad Habits

Strategies for Eliminating bad Habits

Habits are what can help us in shaping our future. Good habits can build us however bad ones can destroy us. Here are some strategies to leave bad ones.


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Swap It

Swap It

Can you replace your bad habits with good ones? Think once.

The author's sister-in-law had a habit of consuming crunchy and salty junk food while watching TV. She would consume a whole bag of chips while watching. When she got aware of this, she pondered and found out she enjoyed the crunch...


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Clean House

Clean House

Seriously, clean your house. If you want to stop drinking alcohol, remove every drop of it from your house. If you want to stop watching TV, cancel all your cable and Netflix subscriptions.

Get rid of all those that enable your bad habits. 


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Short story

Short story

A teacher and his young pupil were wandering in a forest. The teacher asked his pupil to pull up the sapling which was just sprouting from the ground. The pupil pulled it easily. The teacher again asked the pupil to pull up the sapling which was knee-high to the boy. With a little effort, the pup...


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A Frontend developer, tech enthusiast and a bibliophile.

At a certain point in time, we develop bad habits, which are harmful to us and we need to remove those bad habits. These ideas tell us how to unlearn and remove bad habits.

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Identify your trigger environments

To break a bad habit, figure out where you tend to be when you do that bad habit. Your environment is taking over for your brain and, until you figure out where these things happen, you’ll be relatively helpless to change them.

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Strategies for Eliminating Bad Habits

  • Identify your triggers: Look at your list of bad habits. Figure out the “who,” the “what,” the “where,” and the “when” underlying each bad behavior.
  • Clean the house. Get rid of whatever enables your bad habits.
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