The Only 4 Proven Methods To Break Free From Bad Habits (P)

While habits can have a strong influence on behaviour, they are frequently misunderstood and far from unbreakable.

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Habits are not as difficult to change or all-conquering as some have claimed.

In fact, there are four methods supported by the research for changing a bad habit, a review of the research concludes.

Our intentions, if they are strong enough, can overcome even the considerable force of habit.

But this requires understanding how habits work, how intentions interact with them and the limits of new habits.

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Author: Dr Jeremy Dean

Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology. He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004.