Why Bad Habits Form And How To Break Them [Infographic]

Unless you're a masochist and/or sociopath, you probably don't indulge in bad habits by choice. Instead, it's usually something you "fell into" and can't seem to navigate your way out of. This infographic from Vegas Extreme Skydiving explains the psychology behind bad habits along with some tried-and-trusted tips to help you break them.

Smoker image from Shutterstock

Vegas Extreme Skydiving might not seem like the best place to go for psychology advice, but its infographic on bad habits contains indispensable tips on how to break the cycle. The advice is all based on proven scientific methods which basically break down to blocking the trigger mechanisms and enabling environments which allow your habits to thrive.

Naturally, the steps suggested below will prove less effective at treating a bona fide addiction or chemical dependency — but if you just want to stop chewing your nails or binge-watching TV, they will help to steer you in the right direction. Good luck!

[Via Vegas Extreme Skydiving]


    Nicotine is an addictive drug. That's one of the reasons cigarettes are so addictive.

    The info graphics doesn't talk about cigs, the poster of the story added it. I hope it was for clickbait and not some silly pseudoscience the poster believes in.

    I call "click-bait". I saw the image and headline and in doing so read this expecting some actual helpful info to aid in the reduction smoking. Some points might help in breaking the learned 'hand-to-mouth' habit-action, but not in the actual breaking of the bad habit/addiction which is the root cause of the problem in my opinion.

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