ere's the process to switch out bad habits for good ones.
Please note this takes practice!
1. Identify meaning of emotional signals 2. Identify reward of bad habit 3. Substitute self-care behavior for bad habit and make sure it gives you the same rewards.
Now, please also bring an attitude of learning to this process.
When you start, you won't be certain as to what your negative emotional signals are trying to tell you. Also, your self-care skills will be relatively weak so the rewards will be less satisfying than the bad habit.
When you do succumb to your bad habit, do so mindfully. Don't disconnect. Don't beat yourself up. Try to enjoy the experience actually.
Afterwards reflect more about what lead to the situation, what could have been done differently, and what you learned.
How do you beat bad habits?