Chapter 29. Kill the habit – for good!

Some habits are useful, others damaging. Think about the habits you experience every day in the workplace, such as the way you respond to certain people or the way you feel when confronted with a difficult situation.

 

‘The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.’

 
 --Dr Samuel Johnson

In this chapter, you are going to learn how to use the modelling technique to break any habit – no matter how strong a hold it has on you. A habit is the result of a certain thought process with attached feelings, and so it can be elicited and changed. To explain the technique, I have chosen an example where I have broken the habit of a lifetime – smoking, but you could use this approach ...

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