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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 6
Just for Today
In This Chapter
• The many ways to say good-bye to your old (bad) habit
• The open road of your new (destination) habit
• Talk nice to yourself
• If you need more help
You’re relieved, and even excited, to be moving in a direction you’ve long dreamed is where you want to be. For the first time in a long while—and maybe ever—you believe you can really do this. And you can!
The first few weeks of change are a mix of exhilaration, confidence, and fear. You’re doing it, and you feel good. Yet despite your resolve, the tracks of your old habit are still fresh in your brain and pull at you. You find yourself thinking about the old habit and missing it. You may even find yourself beginning to engage in the old habit, then suddenly ...

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