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break a habit

 and break the habit; break one's habit
to end a habit. I was not able to break the habit of snoring. It's hard to break a habit that you have had for a long time.
See also: break, habit
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It is hopeless, but then it is hard to break habits one has been eighteen hundred years accustomed to.
Clinical psychologist Dr Gillian Harris of Birmingham University, an expert in food refusal in children, points out that children like chicken nuggets and chips because the meal tends to look the same every time, with a manageable texture, while TIPS TO BREAK HABIT EATING | This will be a long-term |project.
It's difficult to break habit, especially when we've been taught to do things in a particular way through generations.
Finally, never get so involved in the process that you break habit patterns (such as radar-altimeter discipline).
The latest science on decision-making processes and willpower thus blend neatly with practical tips on how to break habits in a guide highly recommended for any who would better understand the sources of self-defeating habits and how to adjust them.
Smoking cessation, in fact a lot of what we know about how people break habits, comes out of ORI (Oregon Research Institute).
We could then, for the first time, directly examine brain areas controlling the capacity to break habits," the study's lead author Christina Gremel from NIA, said.
Mike said: "A healthy workforce is the best type of team to have, but everyone has their vices and if, as an employer, I can encourage them to break habits such as smoking, then it is in my interest, as well as theirs, to do so.
Books like Customer Loyalty, The Leader Who Had No Title and Fearless Leadership will challenge you to break habits that may be holding you back and to improve your strategies for growth.
Rewiring your self to break habits and addictions; overcoming problem patterns.
Most leaders can think of any number of such simple rules that break habits and inertia.
The diet specializes in helping people build or break habits, resulting in more permanent weight loss, a fresh healthy lifestyle, and a boost of confidence.
She is also asking men to challenge sexism they encounter in the workplace, with friends, with their sons and to break habits of old.
Although it would be too invasive to use optogenetic interventions to break habits in humans, Graybiel said it is possible the technology will evolve to the point where it might be a feasible option for treating disorders involving overly repetitive or addictive behaviour.