How to break a Bad Habit

Using Atomic Habits to break a life long habit

Aamer Seth
3 min readJan 31, 2021
Photo by allison christine on Unsplash

Habits are a huge part of our lifestyle. It’s our good and bad habits that make us who we are, how we get things done and determines how we live our lives daily.

Ideally, we would like to make ourselves perfect beings, where we have no bad habits are we are super-humans being able to take on anything and anyone. To achieve this lifestyle, or get as close as we can, we’ve got to get rid of the bad habits that we have made along the way.

Atomic Habits by James Clear is one of the best self-development books that I have ever read, and throughout this book, you learn the methods and principles on how to break bad habits and build new, good habits to change your lifestyle.

I’ve found that each method on building and breaking a habit depends on who you are, how feasible the practices are and your level of dedication and determination.

While I don’t want to give the entire book away, I decided to try one of the techniques that James suggested to break a small, but a consistent habit that I have had ever since I was a child, and I am sure some of you have had this habit as well: Nail biting.

So, one of the three methods that it suggests to break a bad habit is to make it impossible. Since these are my…



Aamer Seth

A young University student very curious about many things and here to share his thinking. Interested in Photography, Technology and sharing stories.