Top 7 Ways You Can Stop And Start To Build A Good Habit | Glamour Talk

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LET TALK ABOUT HABIT

Taking a decision about it is the first step to succeeding at it.

At the beginning of the year, most people observed the tradition of making resolutions and pledged to commit to it. Well, it’s already the fifth month, and truth be told, the majority has failed to follow through with those resolutions. 

Although I believe no one has to wait till a certain time to start or stop a habit, because waiting till a particular time makes you waste time you could have used to make a reasonable amount of progress. If you fall under the category of people struggling with their resolutions, you are not alone, it’s quite common to see that happening with a lot of people. 


Here are a few simple steps to help you successfully start a new habit or make you stop a bad habit:


1) MAKE A FIRM DECISION: You need to make a firm decision that you are going to succeed at it, make affirmations. Taking a decision about it is the first step to succeeding at it.


2) HAVE A STRATEGY: A strategy on how you plan on making it work has to be in place, set goals and write them down, and the steps you will take to achieve it.

3) TAKE SMALL STEPS: You also have to take it easy on yourself to achieve this, don’t juggle too many habits so you are not distracted, focus on one, succeed at it, that encourages and boosts your confidence, then you channel that energy to another habit.

4) AVOID EXCEPTIONS: Don’t make exceptions, they should never be an excuse why you can’t do this at a certain time or place, no matter what you have to follow through. Discipline yourself.


5) ACCOUNTABILITY: Track your efforts, notice when you slacked and why it happened, tell people about the decision you have made. It makes you conscious and because you know they are watching to see if you have the willpower, it will encourage you to try harder.

6) REWARD YOURSELF: When you make progress, reward yourself, it doesn’t make the process only exciting but gives you something to look forward to which is also encouraging.

7) VISUALIZE THE PERKS OF SUCCEEDING: Always try to visualize what it will be like once you start or stop this habit, e.g the benefits of losing weight and how it will make you feel. You can take it a step further by writing why you are doing this and keeping it where you can see it every day, e.g a person that wants to quit smoking, can write “I need to stop smoking so I can be more healthy and live longer for my family “. It will serve as motivation.


Don’t forget the journey will be challenging and there will be obstacles, take preventive measures to overcome them. The environment, family, friends, or anything can be a factor in making you quit but prepare for this and you will see yourself succeeding.
Brian Tracy said the speed of a new habit pattern development is largely determined by the intensity of the motive that accompanies the decision to begin in a particular way.

Let why you started to motivate yourself to succeed at it.

Author: Nelly Ebi

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When Anxiety Sends You Running for Cover | Health Solution

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DEALING WITH ANXIETY

When an individual faces potential harm or worrying triggers, feelings of anxiety are normal and necessary for survival.

The dictionary defines anxiety as a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Feeling anxious is a normal and healthy emotion. When an individual faces potential harm or worrying triggers, feelings of anxiety are normal and necessary for survival. 

It’s the body’s response to fear, environmental stress, family issues, work-related matters, relationship troubles, symptoms of a disease, speaking in public, and difficulty to sleep after a traumatic experience are all healthy and normal.

Usually, the stress or anxious feelings fade once the situation has passed or the factor is removed, but once it persists and then poses as a threat to our everyday lives then this disproportionate level of anxiety is a condition called anxiety disorder.

One thing peculiar to anxiety disorder is that it severely affects a person’s life, it gets to a persistent, uncontrollable and overwhelming state and just like cancer, heart disease, and other physical disorder, it is very real and should be treated with urgency.

When everyday activities are distorted like avoiding social situations, fear of being judged, embarrassed or humiliated, out-of-the-blue panic attacks, irrational fear of a place or object that poses little or no threat, recurring flashbacks or recurring nightmares of traumatic events that happened months or years back, then you need to seek help.

More often, individuals with certain personalities like perfectionists, low self-esteem, people who are timid, often perplexed and controlling easily develop an anxiety disorder.

Thankfully there is an easy treatment for this, but the first big step is realizing it’s a condition that needs a remedy and then knowing how to control it so it doesn’t gain control over you.

Other treatments include:


1. Yoga
2. Relaxation techniques: reading a book, taking a hobby, etc
3. Stress management: getting enough rest etc
5. Having a positive attitude
6. Practising gratitude
7. Good diet
8. Reducing intake of caffeine, alcohol and stopping hard drugs
9. Being around family and friends that makes you happy
10. And getting medical treatment in severe conditions.


When we catch ourselves worrying about anything, tell yourself it solves nothing but rather steals your peace. 

Learn to take a deep breath, and look at the bright side. 

Life is too short to spend it worrying and as the holy book says “Be Anxious For Nothing “.

Author: Nelly Ebi

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