How To Destroy Bad Habits & Change Your Life
Updated: Jul 10, 2021
Bad lifestyle habits can destroy your chances of ever getting lean. Here's how to rid poor habits and build good ones!
What is a habit?
A habit is something that you do regularly, often without thinking about it
A good example is when you get ready for work in the morning
You're in autopilot mode right?
I bet if you were on Big Brother and we could watch your movements, it would be near on identical everyday
Unfortunately we tend to pick up bad habits
Smoking or eating a family-size packet of crisps while watching Eastenders of an evening are examples of bad habits
In 2017 I went to Australia for 2 weeks. Lapping up holiday mode I had a pint of G+T and a bath everyday
(That's right. I drink G+Ts by the pint)
I mean that's amazing on holiday, but being half cut by 4 pm everyday is not a lifestyle choice i'd like to develop
Logically when I got home I still craved this habit
I off course shook it, but it's a great example of how habits are easily formed
Examples of Bad Habits
Let me list 2 morning habits from 2 fictional people
Sally wakes up every morning an hour before she needs to be out the door for work.
She uses this extra time to stew some porridge, watch TV and sip tea
She takes the time to leisurely eat her porridge with chopped fruit and say goodbye to her kids
She brushes her teeth, washes her face, grabs her pre-made lunch and heads of the door
On the other hand
Jimmy slaps the snooze button 4 times before flopping out of bed, as he does everyday
He wrestles his work clothes on. Slaps some gel in his hair. Grabs his wallet and he's out the door
Spot the difference?
Now its 8:06 am, Jimmy's already stressed as he's running. He's got no lunch and had no breakfast
These are trade marks of a lazy person. They're also habits.
Being Healthy Is a Habit
Your friends, family or co-workers that you naturally think of when I say "fit people" have developed good habits - not necessarily on purpose, but they'll be there!
Examples of Good Lifestyle Habits:
Drinking plenty of water
Eating lots of fruit & veg
Meal prepping or planning meals in advance
Cooking healthy meals from scratch
Examples of Bad Habits:
Binge eating on the sofa
Eating out a lot
Buying your lunch out everyday
Skipping breakfast because you're up late
Getting shit-faced every weekend
How many of these are you guilt of?
This is a very select list related to lifestyle and fitness, but the list goes on. For the list of the "worst bad habits" - check out this article by the Times
So if you're serious about turning your life around and becoming leaner and more importantly, healthier, you need to destroy a few shitty habits and create some really good ones!