Tjai Nielsen, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Management at High Point University stopped by the studio to help us break our bad habits.
Dr. Nielsen said it is common to feel frustrated in trying to break bad habits. Nielsen advised that owning your bad habits is the first step in breaking them.
Do not try to rationalize your behavior, he says. Nielsen also recommends identifying those things in your life that support your bad habits.
Then, he advises working on changing all of those things. He says you must recognize that changes take time, but if you fully commit you will succeed.
Nielsen believes that will power is only a small part of what is involved in overcoming bad habits.
He believes that bad habits are supported and triggered by things in our environment, and once we identify the triggers and make the proper adjustments we can break our bad habits.