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Your Bad Habits Might Actually Be Good For You!

Overcoming a bad habit can be daunting to say the least. New Yearís resolutions usually play themselves out by the following weekend. The problem is twofold: we make sweeping changes which upset our equilibrium so that we topple over; that stern inner critic of ours makes us feel bad about ourselves and without empowerment we lack the will to continue. However, there is a way to silence your negative coach and make small easy changes, both at the same time! Your bad habits might actually have a lot of good in them! This is derived from Zen philosophy where everything bad has something good in it. The solution is to simply focus on the good aspect (s) of your bad habit instead of the negative. Accentuate and strengthen the good within the bad.

Letís look at some typical bad habits to see how to accentuate the positive:Now that you see how profoundly good your bad habits may be, tweak them and make small changes that donít even feel like change. You donít want to throw the baby out with the bath water, do you?
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