Dropping a bad habit may be difficult at first, but over time, your brain will associate your cue with the good habit. As you recondition your brain to respond to new cues, your old ones will be completely forgotten!
Identify the “cues” that trigger your bad habit.
For example, if walking past a bakery triggers you to buy a doughnut, bakeries are your cue.
Replace the bad habit with a good one whenever you notice your trigger.
For example, the next time you walk past a bakery, go to a deli and buy a salad instead.
Create new cues.
For example, if you want to eat healthier, place an apple in your bag. Every time you open your bag to get something out, you’ll notice the apple, and it will cue you to have a healthy snack.