More On Healthy Habits And Breaking Bad Habits

Deanna is back with Amy Ramsey, fellow health coach and creator of The Fit Soul. Last week the two discussed identity-based habits, recommended some great books on forming habits, and shared how to create habits based on who you want to become. This week, Deanna and Amy cover finding your bad habits trigger, the four steps to break a habit, as well as more tips for creating positive habits in your life.

When trying to break a bad habit, the first step you have to take is to investigate what triggers it. Deanna and Amy discuss a bad habit they share and break it down together. This can be applied to any bad habit: excessive phone use, overeating, or anything else you are struggling with; recognize and acknowledge what is causing you to engage in the behavior. 

Amy explains the four steps to breaking a bad habit: make the bad habit invisible, unattractive, difficult, and unsatisfying. She gives an example of struggling to spend less time on social media and suggests taking apps off your phone, making it difficult to get to them. Finding someone to hold you accountable for your actions is important no matter which habit you are trying to break. 

Deanna and Amy bring the conversation back to the positive, sharing more tips on forming good habits. Amy suggests habit stacking, as well as ritualizing your habits so they become part of your routine. If you feel overwhelmed, take it down a step. Deanna and Amy believe the small changes are the most important. 

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Books mentioned:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

About the Host

I too, struggled in my late 40s when I hit peri-menopause! I was experiencing all those not-so-fun physical changes in my body, as well as mental and emotional fatigue. What worked for me before was not working anymore. 

And the mainstream wellness advice I was following was not for women my age but for women years younger. I also realized very quickly that there is no one formula that works for all women. We are all different and need a customized approach. This aha moment was the first step to my transformation…