Changing Habits To Improve Your Personal Life

Changing habits helps us to improve lifeHabits, oh those nasty habits. Changing habits is not easy, but to improve your personal life and possibly your business life, you need to eradicate those bad habits.

Habits are developed from training, influences, observation, and practice. We develop many habits throughout our life, which some are good and others are bad. Good habits we can keep, but if one wants to improve their life the bad habits have to take a hike. Getting rid of bad habits is not easy, especially if an addiction is involved. For this reason, we can take a few steps to learning how you can change your habits.

Changing Habits Is Harder When Making Excuses

How many people do you know who go through life making excuses?

Anytime these people see something complicated, they will often make excuses why they cannot deal with the problem. “This is just the way I am.” This is a common problem in the world, which we’ve all heard billions of times. If you are out to improve your life however, you need to say, “This is something that hinders me from achievement and I have the power to change it.”

The first key to success is stop making excuses. Learn how to tell the truth. The truth is the only answer that leads you to improve your personal life. Once you learn to tell the truth, you will need to commit self to learning and developing new habits.

Start by choosing a new habit and being committed to it. Today I plan to drink more water. Some don’t like water, yet water is our way of living healthier. Instead of “not liking” something that will save your life, start saying “today I will drink more water”. Even if you start out drinking a glass for the first couple of days, you are making changes.

“Today I am going to stop judging others and myself”. This is a common mistake people make in the world. They spend time judging others and themselves. This gets them nowhere but in a world of chaos. You make your bed, you must learn to sleep in it, which is why you should change your ways. Judging is only for our Master in the sky.

Negative Thinking Doesn’t Help In Changing Habits

Do you think negative? I can’t change this. My life is full of nonsense, I can’t swing it anymore. Why me? Who put a tag on my head, saying persecute me. If you spend your life thinking negative and improve your life by making habit changessaying negative things, try changing your ways today. For instance, say, I can change something and I am going to. Instead of saying life is full of nonsense; accept it as truth yet move ahead to make your life better. “Why me” is a common question, which no one knows why, yet we have to accept it, make better decisions and move ahead. If you feel persecuted, ask yourself what you’re doing that makes you feel this way. Do you have friends or family members weighing you down? If so, then tell them to “but out” and go make new friends. No one in life is worth you constantly suffering this negativity. You have the power to make changes, but you don’t have the power to change other people.

When you start to make changes to improve your life, start small. Instead of rushing into everything, take baby steps to success. Too many times people try changing habits overnight, which leads to frustration.

When you are working to change your life and habits make sure you seek support and feedback. You do not have to walk the road to success alone. Feedback is found at your library, the Internet, at colleges, and so on. You will find support inside these channels too. Ask someone you trust to support you and give you feedback when you need it. Changing habits takes a little time, so work patiently and consistently and see the benefit of those changes improve your life.

Barrie

50 Responses to Changing Habits To Improve Your Personal Life

  • You are so right about the time involved with changing habits and in our ‘quick fix’ world that may be the biggest challenge of all. I see comments from people all the time about how many ways they’ve tried to change or how many systems they’ve used. Most of these strategies actually work, but only if you follow the directions and stick with it. I especially like your advice about seeking support because adding an element of accountability can make all the difference. Thanks for the tips and inspiration!
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    Thank you too Marquita 😀

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  • Hi Barrie,

    Glad to be here again after a long time. Actually, I am here from the PAC blog rotator link. Regarding your post, I can say that changing habits is not so easy. But I agree with you that anyone can put effort to change their habits in a gradual manner.

    Hoping to be here again to read more posts from you.

    Thanks again

    Reji Stephenson
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    Thanks Reji. Good to see you here.

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  • Thank YOU…. I know a lot of people who will excuse themselves from event than face reality. Is either that or they blame others for whatever it is they are going through. My motto if you don’t like change it at all cost. There is no point leaving a life of regrets just because one did not take an action when they could have. Thank you for address the in another way. Great advice….SEEK SUPPORT

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks Amaku 😀

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  • Hi Barrie,
    you are right that one should remove negativity to overcome those things. It was really an inspirational post.
    thanks for the share.

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks a lot Harry

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  • Hi Barrie

    As you so brilliantly shared, to preplace bad habits requires that we replace them with good habits which does a lot of time and discipline. There is a cool benefit when we adopt good habits. Thank you so much for sharing your insight on this post. Take Care
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    I like the benefits of good habits Ikechi

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  • Hi Barrie,
    We are all about habits. changing the habits we don’t like about our lives is not easy.
    As you said you can not change if your attitude is negative. When you are positive you see life in a different light. start with it gradually and eventually your old habits can be changed with new postive attitudes on life. Find support with a community to help with accountablity and you are on your way to a life of new habits.

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Support from a great community is always a good way forward Kathryn. Thanks for your comment

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  • Hey Barrie,

    Changing habits is not always easy, but with a positive attitude and awesome support, habits can be changed! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and valuable tips!
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  • Love this post! These are topics I have often blogged about, the importance of changing habits, and to overcome negativity, for a more positive and productive life.
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks a lot

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  • Yup, remove bad one will surely improve. But it is not easy to change a habit…
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Changing habits is not easy, but sometimes it’s required

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  • Hi Barrie,
    Thanks for sharing this motivational post with us sure it will boost anyone who read the post, Just now I shared this post with my team mates 🙂

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    I hope everyone finds it useful. Thanks

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  • Hi Barrie Evans,
    Interesting post !
    you mentioned on your post that “Changing habits is not easy, but to improve your personal life and possibly your business life, you need to eradicate those bad habits.” this is the most important sentance for me.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome post !

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks Lisa

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  • HEY
    its a very nice post
    thank you for sharing such a educating content
    i agree with your thought

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thank you

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  • Hi Barrie,

    we are entering that time of year when everyone wants to start breaking old habits and COMMITTING to this with new years resolutions. It’s always interesting to see whether we can make them stick.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Beth
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  • You are so appropriate about the time required with changing propensities and in our ‘fast settle’ world that might be the greatest test of all. I see remarks from individuals all the time about what number of ways they’ve attempted to change or what number of frameworks they’ve utilized. The vast majority of these methodologies really work, however just in the event that you take after the bearings and stay with it. I particularly like your recommendation about looking for support on the grounds that including a component of responsibility can have a significant effect. A debt of gratitude is in order for the tips and motivation!

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks

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  • Hi Barrie,
    Thanks for the post.
    to changing habit is not so easy but gradually changing of manner can change habit.
    You have done a good job, nice blogging
    I glad to read your article.
    Have a nice day.
    🙂

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks

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  • Start by choosing a new habit and being committed to yourself is worthy for living life. you are making changes.

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Very true

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  • Hi Barrie,
    You are so right THAT negative thoughts will not help you to break your habit and create a new one. but if you are stuck in a negative thought pattern, that is the time to reach out to others. Find someone who will listen, with empathy, someone who is not also in a negative mindset. Let that person provide some impetus for you to change your attitude first. Once your mindset is more optimistic, then take a few small steps toward making the desired changes.

    Warmly,
    Dr. erica

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  • Hi Barrie, I am a true believer of positive thought and positive affirmations. I agree that this makes a definite difference to not onl how we approach things but to how things approach us!

    Enjoy the journey!

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  • My personal experience has been that when I am truly ready for a change I change but then the problem with being consistent comes in. Easily backsliding. So I started concentrating on what are the signs that come before I start to backslide. in some cases I have it worked out when I recognize the pre-behavior I catch myself. this has helped me over the years and I can truthfully report that when I make a conscious decision to ignore the signs my relapse in behavior I do not refer to it as a slip. my foundation is encouraging books and affirmations. I love chosing an affirmation for the week, month they really work.

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  • Hi barrie,

    that’s so true, in order to break bad habits we have to eliminate the excuses. I had to break the habit of sleeping in on weekends. now i find it rewarding to get up early on weekends. I feel like i will miss something if i don’t. i just made the decision and i did it.

    thanks for sharing.

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    It’s good that you made a decision and stuck by it. Stay consistent and you will make progress.

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  • Great quote you’ve got on the top of this post.

    I also love using quotes and images to hook readers in my blog posts.
    post is very interesting.keep posting

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Quotes can be very helpful.

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  • its really informative post.. I learned a lot from this post.. Thanx for sharing this post ..every points of this post are keep connected in all points..
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Thanks

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  • I agree with your points and i will try for change my negative habits i know it’s difficult for me because i did try many times but i failed all times but now i have to do this. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    You are very welcome. Thank you for your comment

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  • Hi Barrie,

    I have been changing my eating habits and a bit of a change to my workout habit as well. I went on a special 10 day cleanse – got really difficult on the 9th day, but I was determined. today I was craving a big omelet with nova, spinach and sautéed onions and a potato pancake. So I indulged. tomorrow it is back to my special dietary choices, not as extreme as the 10 day cleanse though.
    I am seeing, first hand, what it really takes to change a habit and continue the new habit indefinitely. But that is my goal for 2017 and beyond. to walk 1000 miles and continue to eat totally healthy.

    Warmly,
    dr. Erica

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  • Negativity does not bring about anything positive. Looking for the lessons and the positive message in every situation can create lasting change.
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    I agree. Thanks

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  • Although it’s easy to spot some bad habits (such as in diet) others are so embedded in our subconscious that we don’t realize they are holding us back. I think negative thinking is one of those. I always considered myself optimistic and I was on the surface. Not until I did some work, because of being depressed, I realized that I had fleeting thoughts which passed without me realizing that affected my mood. It was only then I could set about changing them.
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  • Yeah Habits are hard To change, but with perisitance and hope, it is doable
    A coach often helps too. Idk why I have all caps, cannot fix it presently.
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Yes Paula, a coach can certainly help.

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  • Hi Barrie,
    Thanks for the post. to changing habit is not so easy but gradually changing of manner can change habit. You have done a good job, nice blogging .
    Have a nice day.
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  • Hi,
    The article on your site made me a more positive way of life, change my bad habits. Thank you!
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    Barrie Evans Reply:

    Glad it helped.

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