Your rating for Choice habits is: Poor
Ouch! Choice habits are all about what you choose to do, and your result tells me you are making some decisions that aren't necessarily serving your long term health and wellbeing. At the moment, when something triggers you, you immediately follow a well worn script. The key here is to therefore catch yourself at those moments where a choice is presented and take another path. Easier said than done, but totally within your control.
How to improve:
- Interrupt your routine. To prevent yourself from falling into the same old behaviour, make doing what you are currently doing as difficult as possible. That means making access difficult (e.g. not having unhealthy food in the house) or crowding it out so there's no opportunity (e.g. going to the gymn after work so you don't feel like having a wine by the time you get home).
- It will also be worth looking at what is triggering the behaviour in the first place. If you can remove yourself from the trigger (e.g. not hanging out with people who do what you are trying to stop doing) , or remove the trigger itself (e.g. unsubscribing from shopping emails), it will be much easier to change your choices.
These tips will be emailed directly to you shortly an you'll find even more ideas in The How of Habits.