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Kicking the Habit (process)

             Now granted, some have less than others and some bad habits are more destructive than others. Always remember there are two types of bad habits; those that are known, and others that are unknown. Regardless of the type, bad habits usually hinder and individual from living a happy and healthy long life. After time, some habits can become automatic and are carried out subconsciously. Seldom do people realize bad habits are being done until health, friends, and entire families have been affected. These stupid actions need to stop for the benefit and health of everyone and need to stop soon. There are three important steps to consider in eliminating bad habits. These are identifying, taking action while seeking support, and persistence.
             First ask close friends and family members to be brutally honest. Getting the courage to ask may be difficult. Be gracious and do not be defensive once they have shared the opinions. These habits will be the known habits, the habits good friend and family members have noticed and are willing to discuss with you. Known habits are the toughest to discuss, because the affect your loved one, yet are still practiced. So how does someone break a bad habit? There must be strong motive for changing the lifestyle and wanting bad habits to go away. That’s right, some people want bad habits to stick around. There have been fathers who have chosen alcohol over their children and families. There have been smokers who continue smoking while watching their parents die of emphysema. These people really don’t want their bad habits to stop. People need go deep into the recesses of the heart and mind and ask themselves, “Do I really want to give this up?” To start breaking way from bad habits, an individual must understand the reasoning behind this habit. Is this habit a means to deal with the feelings of boredom, anxiety, stress, and anger? According to Mallow’s laws, true wellness consists of a balance between self-actualisation, self-esteem, belonging, security, and survival.