Bad habits have a strange way of working their way into our lives. They can often be deeply connected to multiple facets of the way we think and the way we conduct ourselves on a daily basis. For this reason, it’s not always so easy to just “kick a bad habit”, like taking off a band-aid. Sometimes, it requires a bit more of a deeper fix, and here’s how you can do that.
Asking the Hard Questions
Say you’re someone who bites your nails often. This is one of the most common bad habits out there. One approach could be to just tell yourself to stop biting. Another approach could be to place bandages on your fingers. But another thing you can do is to ask yourself honestly why you’re biting your nails in the first place.
It’s not always easy, but asking these hard questions can sometimes help fix the problem. There may be deep-seated insecurity there and only once you face it can you then stop biting your nails. The beautiful thing is that in this process, you not only kick your habit, but you may actually grow as a person as well—which is an even greater gift you can give yourself.