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Monday, June 15, 2009

Break a Bad Habit

I know a few happy smokers. But just a few.

They've done the research, assessed the dangers, and decided to accept the trade-off between immediate satisfaction and long-term health risks.

But that doesn't describe most smokers.

Most smokers know they should quit. So every time they light up, the pleasure of smoking is offset by the distress of knowing what they're doing to their bodies.

They wish they could quit, but they "can't."

Of course they can. Myriads have. It's just a question of how much they want to quit versus how much they want to smoke.

Until they reach the tipping point, they'll just remain human chimneys.

In addition to the health reason to quit, let me introduce the happiness reason: Quit now! Be free of guilt! Cut it out!

But enough about them.

What habit do you have that's making you unhappy? Lack of exercise? Bad eating? Too much TV?

(A quick look at the Seven Deadly Sins may help you focus: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride.)

So find a bad habit that's getting you down, and replace it with a good one. Be free!

You’ll be happier.

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