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The Psychology of Changing Habits: How to Make Life Changing Decisions

To make a change in your life, you have to know what your goal is. You need to know what you’re trying to achieve and when you want to achieve it. To set a deadline for your goal or, if the one you have is too far away, break it up into smaller goals that are easier to manage. You also have to know how much time and money you can invest in getting there.

How to Know if Change is Necessary

We all have routines and habits that make up our daily lives. Some of these habits are helpful and make our lives easier, while others may be harmful and cause us problems. So how do you know if a change is necessary?

There are a few questions you can ask yourself to help determine if a change is needed:

Is this habit negatively impacting my life or the lives of those around me?

If your answer is yes, then a change may be necessary. Habits that are harmful to your health, finances, relationships, or work performance should be addressed.

Is this habit no longer serving me?

If you find that a habit is no longer helpful or beneficial to you, then it may be time to consider changing it. For example, if you used to smoke cigarettes to cope with stress but have since quit smoking, you may need to find a new stress-relieving activity.

Am I comfortable with this habit?

If you are not comfortable with a certain habit, it may be worth changing. This could be something as simple as not liking the way you look when you bite your nails or feeling self-conscious about smoking around others.

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