Replacing Negative Habits

Personal Growth

Forming new healthy habits is often far easier than replacing old ones. It’s much easier to start doing a 2-minute morning workout than it is to stop biting your nails.

One of my favorite tricks here is habit replacement. Take a negative habit and replace it with something positive or innocuous.

This week, I’ve been experimenting with making a cup of tea any time I get the urge to snack. I’ve been drinking a lot of tea, but I’ve been snacking much less.

If you’re struggling with a negative habit, try replacing it with something else. If it’s not quite working, keep switching the replacement until you find something that does.