Support Local Living

Are you fed up of large corporations taking over and everything looking the same? I know I am. This blog shares a year in the life of a local family, supporting local living and local businesses.

Some days are hard….

on January 20, 2012

I’m not going to lie, some days it’s really hard to break the habit of cheap and convenient shopping at the big chain stores. It’s not that I  like them, it’s just that sometimes I am lazy…

… The thing is, it’s just that – a habit! Like smoking and eating junk food, these are all habits that can be broken! And trust me, you’ll feel better when you do.

So just how do you break a habit (of any kind)

1 – Make a commitment, to yourself and to others, tell everyone what you are doing

2 – Plan, plan, plan. Being prepare is the key. If you are trying to eat healthily, preparing snacks in advance is the key to avoiding junky take out. If you are shopping local, planning what you need and when is the key to avoid junky chain stores.

3 – Admit when things are hard (and if you have any slip ups) especially to yourself. It is so easy to sweep things under the rug, but you need to be honest with yourself. Think why you slipped up, what pushed you over the edge? Was it being unprepared, un-supportive friends or family etc.

4 – Reward yourself. Make sure you celebrate little wins and big ones. Take the time to recognise any changes that you have made.

 

So there you go, it doesn’t matter what habit you want to break, follow these 4 simple steps for success 🙂

 

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