Watch This: A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

Watch This: A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit
Photo by CREATISTA / Shutterstock.com

Smoking. Eating junk food when you’re stressed out. Checking your email to distract yourself from work. Compulsively responding to a text message while driving.

We’ve all got bad habits. They tend to be tough to quit — but it turns out many of us may be doing it wrong.

Trying to force change upon yourself is a tough row to hoe, says psychiatrist Judson Brewer, author of “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love — Why We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits.”

Brewer, the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, argues that mindfulness offers a simpler route to kicking bad habits.

Watch this video from TED Talks to hear Brewer’s explanation of how bad habits form in the first place and how mindfulness can aid you in breaking habits:

What’s your experience with attempting to quit bad habits? Share it with us by commenting below or on the Money Talks News Facebook page.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Popular Articles

These Are the 20 Best Hospitals in the U.S.
These Are the 20 Best Hospitals in the U.S.

A familiar name tops this list.

8 Ways Restaurant Menus Trick You Into Overspending
8 Ways Restaurant Menus Trick You Into Overspending

If you fall for any of these stealthy tactics, your budget will suffer for it.

33 Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $100
33 Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $100

There’s no need to spend a mint to make your home look like a million bucks.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments