Challenge 10

Working Through Negative Habits.


I guess all of us have some negative habits, some impact on us worse than others. But how can we deal with them to change the environment in which we live?

As children growing up we were probably told ‘don’t do that’, ‘Don’t touch this’, ‘Be careful’, which have helped us to learn of the dangers that may have come from certain things but in inavertedly they have also develop negative habits in our lives. Our introduction into this world often is quite negative and so, negative habits start to form even at a very young age.

We observe what is going on around us and our habits are formed through this process. Not all habits are negative but we have a tendency to firstly think negatively. These negative habits need to be looked at to see what affect they are having on our life. It takes a long time and continual effort to change habits but it can be done.

Firstly after identifying a negative habit it needs to be evaluated. What is it doing to my life and how better off I can be without it?

We often become like our parents and use whatever habits they have taught us. We need to spend some quiet reflection time checking our habits which ones are negative and which ones are having a positive impact in our lives and others.

Negative habits come from negative thinking so change the thinking and change the habit!!!


Unfortunately it is not quite that easy, as some of these habits take quite a while to change. So we need to work on changing in a very specific way to be successful.

To change your habits can take anywhere from three weeks to two years depending on what affect it has on your life. This will not be successful unless you can evaluate the impact that hanging onto these old negative habits is having on your life and what is happening to you because of them. This may need you to take a good long look at the changes that need to be made to allow positive thoughts to continually flow through your mind. You may also need to reprogram your mind to change how you can reform new habits and how they are to be formed. This process will need to be given a lot of thought and attention to be successful. It will help you greatly if you have a positive mentor to help in the process.

Often we need to give permission for others to help us, as we cannot always see our own negative habits. This person needs to be someone you can trust and committed to help you achieve positive outcomes. Once the negative habit has been identified it is then important to see what it is doing to you.


Then with determined effort work through the tough processes to demonstrate how that negative habit impacts on your life. This will give you the drive to work through the changing of the negative habit.

Reverting back to old habits is quite normal. It takes a lot of discipline to break habits that we have had for a long time and more especially the ones we developed in our childhood. So when setting your goals of change, make sure that you have a clear picture in your mind of what you want to change and the value it will be to you when you receive it, only then will you receive it. That’s why it is important to get some help from a close friend or mentor that can assist you to change.

The power of thought is important here, to make up your mind that you need to change the habit. You will need to put in some determined effort, to be able to reprogram your mind, which has in it the details of your old habits and why you did them. These old ways have to be reprogrammed out of your mind and replaced with the positive new program in your mind. The old negative program has become automatic, so you have to deliberately pull that negative habit apart, by telling your mind of the value that this changing will bring.

Place the new positive value you will receive from this change, make it very clear and vivid so it can overpower the previous negative thoughts and the power that they have had. Then put in place some plans, to help you to stop the automatic returning to that negative habit. Any habit can be changed it just takes lots of practice and determination.

Remember that our life is a journey that we embark on at birth and continue until our life is complete.

Do You Have Habits That Are Negatively Impacting Your Life?

Where on the scale below would you say you are right now?
Highest 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Lowest
What would it take to move you one number lower?

(It is important that you include your answer on the line)

Seeing that you can’t write your answer here. I would suggest that you download the word document from the link below.

This would also allow you to add notes about thoughts and feelings that you could review at a later date and see if or how they have changed.

Click to Download as a Word Document.
Note: If you are using Windows 7 and you Click On ‘Open’
you may get this.
Window Security Tag.
Just click on Cancel and the download should continue.

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