The Complete Idiot's Guide to Breaking Bad Habits

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Penguin, Dec 1, 2000 - Psychology - 346 pages
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Yours"re no idiot, of course. You know itrs"s tough to break a bad habit, because yours"ve tried. Whether itrs"s smoking, nail-biting, or procrastinating, yours"ve tried and tried, and you just canrs"t quit. Yours"re starting to think old habits donrs"t just die hard-they live forever! Donrs"t give up on yourself! Breaking bad habits is hard, but it can be done, and The Complete Idiotrs"s Guidereg; to Breaking Bad Habits, Second Edition gives you simple advice on how to do it. In this Complete Idiotrs"s Guidereg;, you get: Terrific tips for separating good habits from bad habits. A simple explanation of the biology of habit. Clever ideas for identifying and curbing your cravings. Straightforward facts about how different addictions affect your health. Current information on how therapy can help you control your behavior.
  

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Contents

What Is a Bad Habit?
3
Why You Do the Things You Do
17
But I Like It Like That
27
Just Say No
37
Evaluate Risks and Benefits
61
Prepare for Change
71
Just Do It
83
Get Back on That Horse
93
Starting Right Now
185
Establishing Emotional Integrity
197
Calming Those Compulsions
209
Your Very Personal Personal Space
221
Taming the Organizational Devil
229
Finally Fiscal Fidelity
241
Loving an Electronic High
253
Bad Habits and the Big Picture
265

Resist Those Cravings
101
Easing Up on Alcohol
111
Put That Cigarette Out
123
Calming the Caffeine Jitters
135
Food NotSoGlorious Food
145
Stop Driving Me and Everyone Else Crazy
159
Be Straightforward
173
Kids Do the Darnedest Things
275
Sit Stay Behave
291
Knowing When You Need More Help
305
Changing the World
315
Appendixes
323
B Glossary
331
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Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D., M.Ac., (Arlington, MA) is a medical doctor who holds a master's degree in acupuncture, a clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and the medical director of WholeHealth New England, Inc., in Arlington, MA.

Suzanne LeVert (New Orleans, LA) is the author or coauthor of more than 25 health and medical books for general audiences.

McClain, a psychologist, moderates focus groups for many Fortune 500 clients, works with individuals on dependency issues, and leads human growth and values clarification workshops.

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