BAD HABITS.......................Tension is a habit.
Relaxing is a habit. And bad habits can be broken, good habits formed. Nail
biting, foot shaking, hair twirling, finger tapping, and hand wringing are all
ways of showing nervous tension. We most likely have these habits
unconsciously. To stop, we can use the tools of the program as if we are
breaking an obsession. We can use the slogans and Steps to give us first the
awareness and then the strength to break the nervous habits. We can also learn
good habits with which to replace the old.
For example, we may be very nervous before a meeting starts.
So we sit there biting our nails, perpetuating the bad habit. We can replace
that bad habit with a good one like volunteering to make the coffee. By doing
so, we'll keep our hands and minds busy until the meeting begins. By using the
program to deal with bad habits and choosing positive replacements for them, we
can change our bad behaviors into good ones. What are some of my bad habits? I
can think of good habits to replace my bad ones.