Top 5 reasons you may defend unhealthy habits

Top 5 reasons you may defend unhealthy habits


It’s easier to defend habits than to change them.

1. It’s easier to defend your habits than to change them.

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2. You have no desire to change your habits, or you don’t think your habits are unhealthy.

3. You want to change your habits, but you aren’t ready to.

4. You want to convince others to leave you alone.

5. If you don’t defend your habits, you’d have to acknowledge them, which means potentially feeling:

  • Uncomfortable
  • Anxious
  • Guilty
  • Scared
Prochaska, J.O., Norcross, J., and Carlo DiClemente (1994). Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward.

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