We all have bad habits we’d love to break, BUT… getting rid of a bad habit isn’t as efficient as creating a NEW healthy one.
It can take 2-3 years to break an OLD habit, but on average only 66 days to build a NEW one.
ADD instead of SUBTRACT habits.
Instead of fixating on how to break a bad habit, brainstorm a new healthy habit to practice.
Outsmart your bad habits. Here’s how:
1. Pin point a bad habit you’d love to break.
2. Ask yourself: What new habit can I ADD instead? What would be easy/enjoyable/fun to TEST out?
10 awesome ideas to get you started…
BAD HABIT: You drink soda pop.
ADDITION: Try “super soda.” 2 cups of sparkling water with a shot of 100% juice mixed in is a great way to cut down on sugary drinks, but still get the fun fizz.
BAD HABIT: You eat too much.
ADDITION: Eat salad with vinegar. Research suggests this superfood condiment keeps food in your stomach longer, so you’ll naturally feel more satisfied. Using vinegar can help you cut 200 calories per day without thinking about it.
BAD HABIT: You give into your sweet tooth.
ADDITION: Press PLAY on the video to hear about my FAVORITE sweet tooth tricks!
BAD HABIT: You take coffee w/ creamer + sugar.
ADDITION: Drink coffee w/ a splash of canned coconut milk + sugar swaps like cinnamon or vanilla bean powder.
BAD HABIT: You drink too much alcohol.
ADDITION: Have a club soda w/ a splash of bitters. Get my favorite brand of bitters HERE.
BAD HABIT: You skip meals.
ADDITION: Try time saving, snack inspired eating like dinner boards. PS: They are great for breakfast and lunch, too.
BAD HABIT: You skip workouts.
ADDITION: Press PLAY on the video to learn one of my fav fitness MANTRAS. It’s the key mantra to build a consistent, long-term exercise habit!
BAD HABIT: You drink coffee in the afternoon.
ADDITION: Caffeine in coffee can mess up your sleep quality if consumed too late in the day, so instead, make a cup of matcha green tea, it has less caffeine than coffee and contains a compound called L-theanine to help with afternoon focus.
BAD HABIT: You’re tempted by office treats.
ADDITION: Rather than giving in to sweets, treat yourself to a DIY Chai Latte.
BAD HABIT: You snack/binge late at night.
ADDITION: Simple nighttime rituals like sipping peppermint tea or writing down 1 thing you’re grateful for will create a diversion & turn snacking/bingeing into an afterthought.
Focus on what you want more of in your life and less on what you’d like to remove. Change will occur quicker than you expect!