One way to break the failure cycle is to identify the reward you get from your bad habits. Then you can change your routine so you get the reward without going through the harmful behaviors.
For instance, say you have a habit of snacking on unhealthy, sugary food every day at 2 o’clock. You can’t stop it from being 2 o’clock, but you can identify what you get from the habit. Do you get an energy boost? Instead of eating a candy bar, prepare a healthier snack ahead of time to eat during that danger period. Have some nuts, or a piece of fruit with nut butter.
Maybe you are just bored and ready to quit your work routine by that time. Your reward is relief from your job. Try changing things up so that you take a break and do something you enjoy at that time. Take a brisk walk, make a phone call to someone you enjoy talking to, or plan your schedule so that you can do your easiest and most enjoyable work at this time.
You get the idea. Figure out why you are repeating those behaviors and you can break the habits that are keeping you from getting where you want to be — living a healthy, vibrant life, beyond gorgeous!
Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown