Marlene Chism , author of Stop Workplace Drama and No-Drama Leadership, suggests a 3-step process to break a bad habit.
1. Identify the unwanted habit that you want to change.
2. Create space between stimulus and response. When you get the trigger that ignites your bad habit, find something else quick and simple to do – as simple as taking a deep breath or counting to three.
3. Recognize the choice you have – and you always have a choice. If a choice doesn’t come to mind, stick with the task. Keep asking. Keep looking. Persist until a choice comes to mind – and then take it.
READ CHISM’S FULL ARTICLE ABOUT BREAKING BAD HABITS