The Best Way to Ditch Bad Habits: What Science Can Teach Us

Changing your lifestyle and making the decision to ditch bad habits can be a challenge for us all.

Researchers from Kings College London and the University of York recommend some simple techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase chances of success of ditching bad habits.

The two Ps- Perseverance and Planning.

  • Understand it may take more than one attempt and the journey may not always be smooth. 
  • Planning your time and method can ensure you maintain motivation.

Learn from lapse

Treat lapses as learning curves. Analyse and reflect on the circumstances, and think how the process could be changed to increase chances of success next time.

Find out more about the different tips and techniques recommended to help increase the chances of successful quitting.