How Do You Overcome Your Bad Habits?

Malaysia
May 25, 2012 8:05am CST
I really having problem to get rid of my bad habits, i read that bad habits relates to our sub conscious mind, and the only way to get rid of your bad habits is to set a good sub conscious mind. I have tried that.. i hate my bad habit where i always like to snooze my alarm and it always caused me to wake up late.. the best thing, i dont even realize when i switch off my alarm, so what's the point of setting the alarm rite? any advise for me? how did you over come your bad habit?
11 responses
@urbandekay (18312)
26 May 12
Personally I find fasting a good way to strengthen the ability to resist temptaion all the best urban
• Malaysia
26 May 12
but our resistance of different type of temptation may not be the same. but its good to know that you admit living in islamic way brings positive effect to live.
• Malaysia
26 May 12
Fasting is practiced mostly by muslims, not only for its benefits but great rewards to encourage fasting among muslims. Muslims usually fast on tuesday, Thursday and of coz in the month of Ramadhan to get its benefits. but in my case, how does fasting help me not to snooze my alarm? I still fast on Ramadhan and snoozed my alarm
@urbandekay (18312)
26 May 12
That Muslims fast more as a rule is probably true. Perhaps in time fasting will give you sufficient discipline not to sleep past the alarm. As I understand it Muslims fast only between sun up and sun down, is that correct? all the best urban
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
26 May 12
You're like my husband. He keeps on setting an alarm then hitting the snooze when it beeps. Now what I do is take the alarm where he can't reach for it and he needs to get up to stop the alarm from beeping. This wakes him up since he needs to walk a few feet away from the bed. You can try this too or you can just set the alarm on the exact time that you really need to get up from bed so that you don't have a choice.
• Malaysia
26 May 12
yeah, i probably should go and get myself an alarm that really has a loud sound and put it away within my reach so i have to wake up when its ringing..
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
25 May 12
Well, speaking of bad habits, in my case, I cite in the first place my cunning habit of smoking. Just a bad habit, smoking is very harmful to health and instill a considerable cost in money. I know, I know, I should definitely stop smoking. It will not be an easy task, but I think if i want, I will can! Speaking relating to you, only referring to the fact that switching off the alarm clock and get up late, in my opinion, if you have not appointments to respect, sorry, but I find nothing contradictory. For the rest, you try to be ok with your conscience.
• India
10 Jul 12
Though i know smoking is harmful to health, still keep on smoking. Every day i spent not less than Rs.150. I am loosing health as well as money, and at times when am unable to had a smoke since long time i feel irritation. Kindly suggest good remedy. Thanks, Shiv
• Philippines
26 May 12
To overcome bad habits. We must know our self much better. If you do have the sense of authority into yourself, chances are you can control your self. Here's what I would like to suggest. I also do that kind of habit but it's not a BAD habit. I make sure that it will alarm at 6:30 in the morning, but sometimes I'm tired, I'll adjust it at around 6:45
• India
26 May 12
I did set alarm a lot of times and only woke up at the right time only seldom times. You know, if you really and badly need to wake up at a particular time, you don't really need an alarm. Your mind comes to know about the time and you automatically wake up at the right or before time. Mind does everything like Buddha said, 'mind is the greatest cheater. It makes thousands of excuses to go on it's way'
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
25 May 12
Start considering them as good habits.I believe it`s much easier than to try to get rid of them.
@GemmaR (8526)
25 May 12
If you are trying to get a bad habit, then the best thing that you could do would be to make a conscious effort not to do the thing in question, and to ask whoever lives with you to prevent you from doing those things if they happen to see you at any time. You should find that you are able to stop doing it soon because your attention will be drawn to it to the extent that you start to notice every time you do it, and this is certainly going to be the best way in which you can get rid of those annoying habits.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
25 May 12
By applying the discipline necessary to correcting the habit that you want curbed.
• United States
25 May 12
I think that it depends upon the person and what the bad habit is. If it is something that you do subconsciously, then being more aware of the fact that you do it and keeping it in the forefront of your mind might help, because then you will be thinking about it and more aware of the fact that you are doing it. Of course, when it is something you are doing when you are half-asleep, then that can be a problem. In the case of hitting the "snooze" button too often and waking up late, if you move the alarm clock farther away from your bed so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off, then that might help, because it is more difficult to remain asleep when you have to get out of bed.
@vaishnavc (556)
• India
25 May 12
I don't think that snoozing an alarm is such a bad thing.I mean all of us do it. But i think that the one way to get rid of such habit is to have a determined mind.And every time you are doing something like that you remind yourself it is not good and stop it. I used to have your same problem too.I still do sometimes,,.Well maybe all the time. But when i really have to get up early in the morning because of something urgent.Then i will get up.I think its because before i go to sleep.I think like"Tomorrow if i don't get up,i'l defenitely miss it"or so.Amd when the alarm rings in the morning,i remember this and will wake up. And if i am free.I wake up really late.And even if someone tries to wake me up.I won't.But if its urgent,i do. Like this one time when i was in parents place and my mom woke me up saying that our neighbour(Who lives alone).Had called saying that she heard some noises in her house and woke up,i woke up immediately and went to her place immediately.And it turns out,someone had tried to open her back door.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
25 May 12
I guess its just really mind over matter. And try giving yourself a reward if you get to overcome your bad habit. And also, take it a step at a time. Its not gonna be a 360 degree turn right away. Good luck