Improving “Us”: Ditching The Bad Habits For The Sake Of Your Loved One


When we’re trying to fix things in the long-term, we have to address certain habits that can be detrimental to our lives. While we may feel that we don't have an addiction in the traditional sense, when we have bad habits and we don't realise they are affecting the ones we love, this is when we have to start ditching them. 

Perhaps you're in a relationship and a certain dependency or habit is not helping matters. But for the sake of your partner, and yourself, what can you do to ensure that you ditch these habits that are detrimental to your long-term health and happiness?

Asking For Help

Asking for help does not make you weak. When you ask for help you are actively making positive steps in the right direction. The fact of the matter is that there is help in so many different forms, from professional help to emotional support. While there's professional help in the form of rehabilitation centres that you can find out more about online, when there's emotional support in place this can give you the motivation to overcome certain problems. When you're in a relationship, it's important that the other person supports you to overcome these battles too. If this is not the case, then it can be an even harder mountain to climb. 

Asking for help does not make you a weakling, and there are so many different ways to get help, that you can get the support you need.

Noticing The Triggers

Sometimes it's our lifestyle that we need to address and when we have bad habits or an addiction, we've got to notice the triggers, but this can take some time. Once we start to realise that there are specific triggers based on our lifestyle, this is when we have to make significant changes to it. When we address what the triggers are, we can begin to minimise them and stay away from the situations so we can build up our mental strength. 

When we’re trying to give up a bad habit, we can reason in our heads that it's okay for us to do it, but by addressing the triggers, as well as the repercussions of what we are doing, this is what will give us the emotional strength to give it up once and for all.

Understanding The Long Haul

It's not a case of giving up the habit and then you are done for life. It's important to remember that it can be a long-haul to get to the point of completely ridding yourself of certain habits. When we are in a relationship, we have to remember that it's about that act of compromise. And, the long haul is something that requires focus and dedication. When we fall back into certain habits it could be due to lifestyle choices, but we have to remember that as soon as we see ourselves falling off the wagon, we get back on it again. 

It's something that we have to address, especially when the problems are affecting the ones that we love. But if they are making us negative or bad, we need to remember that it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. 

Start in the right direction and you will get there.

Elyse

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