I have a bad habit. No, it’s not sexual, no matter what you may have been imagining. Still, it’s too embarrassing to tell you. It’s just a bad habit which causes me some discomfort. I don’t like it.
I’ve tried many strategies to stop it. None of them have worked.
Recently, I realize that there’s an antecedent. There was something I did every time just before I did the bad habit, and I never did bad habit without doing the antecedent first. I started spotting the antecedent. Every time the antecedent began, I said, “Antecedent!” Then I stopped doing it.
I have stopped the bad habit. Pretty much.
The Tip: When one strategy doesn’t work, try another one.