Are bad habits the bane of your life?
You hate to look at your fingers after having nervously chewed up the nails again, or you don’t know how to get the words out when talking to new people. You’re starting to feel the boss’ eyes on your back as you still haven’t started the work project that you promised last week. Whatever your bad habit is, it’s affecting your everyday life in a way that you rather just erased for good.
We understand that sometimes when you’ve had enough of your habits, your habits are not yet done with you.
Bad habits can be like a bad girlfriend or boyfriend that you keep letting back in your life even after you tell them they are not welcome anymore. And just like that bad relationship, once they’re back, they continue to be a drag on your life. How long will a person let this relationship control them?
You may not want to admit it, but we all know that over time things will only get worse, if not addressed. Your habit will keep making you feel ashamed, embarrassed and unhappy, and you get disappointed with yourself, as you don’t seem to have any control over your behavior. You may even feel hopeless and alone with this problem.
While avoidance, denial or even acceptance may work for a while,
The best approach requires ACTION.
short, one needs to:
- Have the desire to change – Really have a good reason to stop the behavior for good.
- Become aware of the subconscious reasons for the behavior, and
- Change the underlying patterns at the subconscious level
Why subconscious, I hear you ask? Well, there’s logic to this:
There are various reasons why we begin habits. For example, it made sense at the time, you saw someone you love do it, or simply peer pressure. Subconsciously there’s always a positive intent behind all our actions, no matter how illogical they may seem to the conscious mind. Therefore, it’s necessary to establish a better way for the subconscious to express that positive intent than the habit that is no longer serving us.
At the Centre for Modern Psychology we have successfully assisted people with kicking bad habits out the door for good by addressing the subconscious “root cause” of the problem.
Whether it is something as benign as sniffling all the way to persistent and constant swearing, we at the Centre for Modern Psychology have the tools and experience to help you.
Call us today, and request a booking.