How To Kick A Bad Habit In 2 Minutes
So here’s a quick trick I learned recently.
It’s using Neuro Linguistic Programming. But don’t worry about that, it’s super simple.
I was shown this in terms of breaking bad shopping habits, but I figured, since I’m trying out a couple of weeks of 100% raw, why not use it on food places around town that I’ve developed emotional affection for, but that aren’t necessarily the healthiest for me, if-you-know-what-I-mean.
So, here’s the drill:
- Think of the habit you’re trying to kick. Get really excited about it. As you do, squeeze your left thumb & fore finger together.
- Repeat 1 with as many similar habits as you can. Eg, I just went around all the food places I wanted to stop lusting after. Do this until simply squeezing your fingers together brings up the desire.
- Now, think of something you would never buy, no matter what. Something that fills you with utter disgust. The more outraged and digusted you are the better.
- Make this disgusting image as big as possible in your mind, so it completely overwhelms you (yeah, puke! puke!). Then, as it maxes out, squeeze your left thumb & forefinger together tightly.
Do this process as many times as you like, until the very thought of the things you craved before leaves you with a feeling of discomfort.
Total time it took me? Oh, about 2 minutes. So far, in the three days since I did this, I haven’t had a single positive thought towards any of these places. In fact, I find it difficult to even think about them. My brain just isn’t interested.