What's great about habits is that they just happen.
It's also the reason why habits can be terrible.
The outcome of the habit is what classifies it as good or bad at the end of
For example, a night time ice cream before bed habit is not going to help
you with your fat loss goals.
But that weekly meal planning habit on Sundays just might.
You can't will a habit to change.
Maybe in the Star Wars universe you could use "the force."
But we have not reached that stage yet.
(I may or may not have recently watched the new Star Wars movie and The
Mandalorian TV series)
If you have habits that need changing (or replacing) that means there is a
pattern that need to get interrupted.
Patterns that have been going on for a long time are probably harder to
That just means you need to figure out a more drastic approach.
For example, breaking bad nutrition habits can be some of the hardest to
You could get up out of your seat (after finishing this message first) and
throw out every piece of food in your house that you gets you off track.
(you can't spontaneously eat whats not readily available, right?)
Open up your phone and delete every food-delivery app installed.
(getting a pizza delivered would require a lot more steps, but grabbing the
healthier foods you already stocked up won't)
Find someone you trust and give them some meaningful amount of money each
week with instructions that they are only to send it back to you once
you've sent pictures of the food you brought home from the supermarket, and
that it matches a pre-approved list.
(that one is a bit drastic, but how badly do you want to change?)
It won't take very long to replace an old habit with a newer one once your
mind & body have experienced the benefits of the pattern interrupt.
But it needs to happen first.
Get creative. Be ridiculous.
Make that change and then never look back.