Stop bad habits such as… smoking, drinking, drugs, biting of nails, overeating or swearing.
Overcome behavioural problems such as… lying, stealing, deceiving, dominate, manipulate or laziness.
Learn, study or work more productively by gaining more self-control and procrastinate less.
Be more compassionate by being more caring, giving, empathic, sensitive or affectionate.
To be more, or less, socially outgoing.
Improve your friendships and/or family relationships.
Reduce excessive worries, obsessions and/or jealousies.
- How did the behaviour get started in the first place?
- Why has the behaviour continued?
- What are the reasons, if any, for changing your present behaviour?
- Is this behaviour generally applicable, or only in specific circumstances?
- What kind of negative influences does the behaviour have on you?
- What kind of positive influences does the behaviour have on you?
- What type of actions, behaviour or habitual thoughts do you want to change or improve?
Using the answers to the above questions to describe the habit (i.e. behaviours & actions) that you intent to change as follows, the…
- Cue – what triggers the habit.
- Routine – the action or habit in motion.
- Reward – why we keep doing it, what to we gain from the habit.