This Stoptober, use our simple guide to finally break bad habits and form better, healthier habits that restore your natural potential.
As much as we try, no one is perfect all of the time. Everybody has habits that we regret but continue to do anyway because we’re human. In fact, research has suggested that the average adult will try to put a stop to their ‘bad’ habit around twice a year. It might be something as small as checking social media first thing in the morning or as impactful on your well-being as smoking.
It’s understandable to feel a bit lost when trying to go about breaking a habit that’s been a part of your life for a long time like biting your nails or smoking a cigarette. However, once you understand what steps go into creating a habit and therefore how to break ‘bad’ habits in favour of ‘good’ ones, it’s simple and achievable!
The two main starting points are to:
A habit is formed in three stages: the ‘trigger’, the ‘action’ and the ‘reward’. When we first start performing an action, we are consciously aware of the trigger. In smokers, the trigger may have initially been a stressful event for which only smoking a cigarette (action) could bring about relief (reward), then repeated until the habit loop is almost entirely subconscious.
So, in order to break a habit and form a new good one, we break it down into these three achievable steps:
Try these straightforward steps with one small habit at a time, and empower yourself to tackle the bigger habits that you’ve always wished you could cut out of your routine. It’s said that it only takes a matter of weeks to form a habit; make it a good one that rejuvenates your mind and well-being!
Reconnect with life’s pleasures. Reward yourself for prioritising your health and restoring your natural potential.
Natural Fit can support you in your newfound habit-forming skills to make our invigorating exercise and wellness ethos part of your rejuvenation process. Celebrate your efforts in our revitalising spa and café.