How to Break a Habit by Using the Power of a Pause

Often the difference between making a rash decision and the right decision is a just matter of moments. It is much easier to break a habit when we learn to pause, assess, and then plan before we act. Even a pause of just a few moments can help us regain control.

Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, written by psychologist Amy Johnson, who teaches us that no matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Dr. Johnson draws on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality to illustrate a profound truth: you are not your habits. Your mental patterns are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed.

In this episode, Dr. Johnson discusses the power of the pause when it comes to breaking your bad habits. She shares that there are two different types of pauses, and when you master them, they’ll be your greatest allies in breaking habits once and for all. If you want to create change with a focused, effective plan, then this excerpt will help. You’ll see that you have the most power when you train yourself to pause before acting.

 

What’s in this episode?

In this episode, Dr. Johnson discusses the power of the pause when it comes to how to break a habit. She shares that there are two different types of pauses, and when you master them, they’ll be your greatest allies in breaking habits once and for all. If you want to create change with a focused, effective plan, then this excerpt will help. You’ll see that you have the most power when you train yourself to pause before acting.

Dr. Amy Johnson is a master life coach who works with clients worldwide through coaching programs, workshops, and retreats. She is author of The Little Book of Big Change and has devoted a large portion of her coaching practice to helping people end unwanted habits.  Dr. Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and www.oprah.com, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine. Visit Dr. Johnson’s website here.

Check our our recent interview with Dr. Johnson:  Surprisingly Simple Techniques to Overcome Bad Habits: A Conversation with Dr. Amy Johnson

Each time you feel deeply peaceful, your personal thinking is taking a relative break. Each time you’re in the throes of anxiety, urges or general uneasiness, your thinking has revved back up. This audiobook aims to point you back toward the wisdom that is already within you, so that you can use it as a guide.

Dr. Amy Johnson

The Little Book of Big Change

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