“The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones.”Jerome Hines
Most of us use to make commitments to give up bad habits or unwanted habits. We initiate effort to to give up, but end up with failure as habit will never give up us!!! .
The study shows that during the process of giving up any bad or unwanted habits, our mind focuses more on resisting the habit and in this process we are losing our mental strength. Instead, focus on developing new habit or divert your time on something new habits while setting the mind to give up the unwanted habit. In this process mind focus on a new habit forming and this increase mental strength than focusing on to resist.
For example, if you want to give up the habit of spending too much time on browsing net.If you focus to give up, your resistance will weak your mental strength and likely you may not succeed. Alternatively, while to decide to give up the habit, take new habit like spending time with closed one or writing or reading, etc. and focus on continuing new habit. Eventually, your focus on new thing will help you to succeed in new things as well as diverting you from unwanted habit.
It is because what you resist will persist and what you positively focus will flourish!