Whether you consider your habits to be good or bad, all habits are hard to break, this is why they are so important.
Finding habits hard to break is perfect for something you want to sustain, so creating habits that allow you to reach your goals is the way to go.
If you want to manage stress, live a healthy, balanced and fulfilled life, focus on habits that support that.
Forming habits reduces the need for willpower because we do things without having to think about them too much.
Habits emerge from the gradual learning of associations between responses and the features of performance contexts that have historically accompanied them (e.g., physical settings, preceding actions).
Once a habit is formed, the perception of contexts triggers the associated response without the need for a mediating objective.
The above explains why when you practice The Five Morning Habits to Win the Day, for 30 days, at the same time, under the same physical settings, you might skip some days, and at that time, under those physical settings, your body still experiences the benefits.
The fact that habits are difficult to break is clearly a good thing if you want to maintain them, but not so good if you want to change them. Experts say that the best way to break a habit is to replace it with another one so if you have a bad habit, replace it with a positive one, select something alternative to be or to do and make sure to choose something that supports your goals.
Last but not least, remember this famous quote:
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” Gandhi
Choose your habits wisely. 😊