Great 5 tips on how to change a behavior pattern

by Fransic verso
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Welcome to another post this week. And Happy December to everyone. I’m back with another self-development. And I want to talk about one of the important topics. Sharing Tips on how to change a behavior pattern. Not only that, but I will share more about the Behavior pattern to allow you to understand it better.

Also, there will be more details of each tip on the list below. It helps to understand more about how it can make it possible to change behavior patterns.

Which is something not easy, but possible for people. You just need to know the stages and recognize things. Learn and I will talk more about this as well.

Tips on how to change a behavior pattern

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Alright, I want to start this post by talking a little bit about behavioral patterns. Mention important points for you to help with changing and finding the best lifestyle you want.

Because Behaviors have a huge impact on your life. If you pay attention to it, you will know and start understanding more about it.

Let me put it simply for you. If you don’t know what is behavior pattern, today’s post will be about human behavior patterns because there are a lot of types. It’s how something reacts or acts toward something in a given situation.

For example, an animal can have a specific behavior toward something in a situation. I’m not going to talk about other behaviors such as behavioral design patterns.

There are four types of behaviors that I think would be interesting for you to know. Something that will help you to do one of the things on the list below.

Well, this information is based on a study that shows 90% of human behaviors can be classified as one of these types.

Types of behaviors

  • Optimistic
  • Pessimistic
  • Trusting and
  • Envious

As much as I want to explain each one to you guys. I can’t because it’s not the purpose of this post, you know.

But if you are interested, you can search for them on Google. There are a lot of types and it can happen to more than one person. So, It would be impossible for me to share and explain each one.

Changing your behaviors should have a reason. Because it’s important to do something that I will mention on the list as well.

Whether it’s a negative behavior or it could have physiological change that is not good or you don’t like. Also, sometimes we have inappropriate behavior people we love don’t like it.

FYI

I’ve changed a lot of bad behaviors in my life before. And it’s something that I’m still doing to improve my life.

And I assume there are a lot of people who notice the bad behavior and start working on changing it. It doesn’t happen overnight and you need to keep doing it until you change it.

Determine the moment of the behavior you want to change

Two people behaving in a certain way.
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Behaviors can have an emotional impact on you. And that is normal, but if you are looking to change it. I highly recommend that the first step…

Determining the moment of the behavior that you want to change. Maybe you already know that and you can move on to the next stages of changing the behavior patterns.

This is one of my favorite things to do and these tips are connected. It means, if you want to successfully change it, you will have to do them all at the same time.

Maintain and keep doing them until you achieve the new behavioral patterns. Changing habits can be similar to this process, but also have different things to do.

What triggers you to behave like what do you is important. Because it could ruin your process of changing it.

So, I would also recommend knowing all the triggers that would make you do the old behavior. Don’t allow anything in your way to ruin changing it.

Set up the plan for the new behavior and write it down

A girl planning, one of the Tips on how to change a behavior pattern.
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Next, it would be another very important step. And works also in changing a habit. Which would be setting up a plan to change your behavior.

This way, it will be easy for you to know what to do. However, it’s not everything because I will mention an important thing anyone should do. Keep reading to know about it below.

Well, planning is one thing, but you will need to write down all the things including the stages. And the action you will do to change it.

Reasons why you need to write them down

  1. You will be able to remember no matter when
  2. Being able to adjust it to the best plan
  3. Knowing what you have in your plan when adding a new thing to it

It’s really helpful to write it down. See it in front of you to make sure that everything is on point. And it will help you to achieve the new change model of the behavioral patterns.

One of the best steps how to change a behavior pattern. For me, this is something I love to do, and enjoy writing them down as well.

Practice being aware and present in each moment of your day

OK, this is one of the important things you need to do. Being aware and present in the moments of your day. It has so many benefits that can help to make the process easier.

One of them is determining the moment and trying to avoid it until you change your behavior. Which is something a lot of people might not notice.

Check more of the blog:

Be grateful: the things that I’m grateful for in my life

We always run errands and do things in our life trying to do them quickly. If you take a relaxing break reflect on it. You will start noticing the rush in your day.

Something we don’t need in our lives if we want to change behaviors. Rushing, in general, is not healthy and you won’t enjoy your day. But it also hurts the process as well.

The best way to deal with this is to go slow and carefully. Try to be early when going to work, school, the gym, or anything you need to go to.

Because it will be a point for you to start rushing. Being present is keeping your mind in the current moment and what is happening. This way, you will have control over it.

Improve your knowledge about behavior and habits

The next two would be things that you need to have and it can help as extra. But it is still very important because it can change it for the better and allow you to keep going until you achieve new behavior patterns.

So, the first one would be improving your knowledge about it. Keep learning even if you have a lot of things about it.

You will never know what you will learn. Unless you have already done this many times before. Then, you navigate through your thoughts and choose the best way.

Remind yourself of all the things you learned. Which can help to change it. This is also good for changing a habit as well.

Q: How can I remember what I learn in the future?

A: Good question and the best way to remember is by writing them down. You can keep notes on how to do things. This way, it will be easy for you to remember. Take some time to memorize them as well.

Develop a strong determination to change

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Another important step and one of the tips on how to change a behavior pattern. And I highly, recommend you work on this if you are serious about changing. Which would be developing a strong determination to change.

It’s one of the things that I always focus on when it comes to changing it. Although it’s different with a strong determination, it becomes possible.

Q: How do I develop a strong determination?

  • Have a solid reason, and why you want to change it
  • Keep reminding yourself of the positive outcome
  • Be clear with your goals and tasks for achieving the new pattern

Here are some of the ways that can help you. But please remember it’s not everything you need. So, you can find new ways that can be good for the situation you are in.

Understanding the problem

Understanding the problem is the first step in breaking old habits and developing new behaviors. Before making any changes, it’s important to recognize the habit or behavior that you want to change.

Take some time to analyze why it is difficult to break this habit, as well as understand the potential consequences of continuing this behavior.

Identifying triggers that can lead to repeating the same habit is also key.

Triggers could be anything from a certain environment or person to a particular emotion or activity.

Taking note of these triggers can help you create strategies for avoiding them in the future.

Finally, it’s useful to find alternate activities or coping strategies that can replace your old habits.

For example, if you’re trying to break a smoking habit, try taking up an alternative activity such as yoga or running instead.

This provides an avenue for redirecting your energy and focus away from the behavior you are trying to break.

By understanding the problem and reflecting on how it affects you and those around you, you can start making real progress toward changing your behavior patterns for good.

Assessing your habits and behaviors

Examining your habits and behaviors is critical if you want to break away from old routines and build new ones.

It can be intimidating, but it is an essential step in the journey of modifying behavior patterns.

Taking some time to spot the triggers

Taking some time to spot the triggers that cause undesirable habits or behaviors will assist you in finding improved solutions for dealing with them.

Start by being aware of your everyday habits and behaviors, such as how you respond to certain scenarios or what you do with your free time.

Notice activities that make you feel outside of yourself. Once identified, ask yourself questions like: why do I behave this way? How can I change this conduct?

Look into what works and does not work

Also, look into what works and does not work for you when it comes to managing particular practices or behaviors.

Spot the tactics that have been successful in helping manage those specific areas, as well as any potential areas for growth.

For instance, if one of your ambitions is to enhance how you handle stress, think about what techniques have helped reduce tension before and use those methods more often when necessary.

Contemplate whether there are any external sources of support available

Lastly, contemplate whether there are any external sources of support available that could aid in breaking bad habits and forming positive ones.

Chat with friends or family members who have gone through a similar experience, search for helpful books on the topic, or seek out a professional therapist who specializes in behavioral health if needed.

Getting somebody else’s point of view can provide advantageous insight into understanding the issue more deeply and creating fresh strategies for success.

By assessing your current habits and behaviors – both positively and negatively.

You can get started taking strides toward breaking old patterns and establishing new ones with confidence.

Gaining support

Creating positive changes in one’s life is a challenging yet achievable feat. To make lasting modifications, it’s essential to gain support from those around you and other sources.

For family and friends, they can recognize potential triggers and provide encouragement when needed.

An accountability partner can also be incredibly beneficial as they will give honest feedback that will help keep you on track.

Attending online support groups or in-person meetings can be a great way to get the extra help required for making changes.

These types of environments are often full of positivity and understanding, allowing individuals to express their struggles with changing behaviors without judgment.

Additionally, there are numerous resources available from organizations like the American Psychological Association or the American Society of Addiction Medicine that provide information pertaining to behavior modification.

If further professional assistance is necessary, researching therapists or coaches who specialize in behavior change may be an option worth exploring.

This kind of guidance can offer invaluable insight into how you view yourself as well as ways to more effectively manage your emotions during tough times.

With the right support network, anyone has the capability to break old patterns and create new ones with confidence.

Identifying and overcoming obstacles

The process of personal transformation can be a difficult one, but by understanding why we do what we do and setting realistic goals, it is possible to identify and overcome any obstacles that stand in our way.

Taking the time to research resources or create an action plan can help us understand our motivations and track our progress toward meeting goals.

Having patience with ourselves when setbacks occur is also important as this will make it easier to stay motivated throughout the process.

By doing all of these things, we can reach our ultimate goal and achieve success in our desired transformation.

Monitoring progress and adjusting the plan

Monitoring progress and adjusting the plan is an essential step in breaking old habits and creating new behaviors.

Creating a tracking system to document progress is a great way to stay on track and motivated, as it provides insight into what works and what doesn’t.

Setting milestones and checkpoints along the way can also help break up the process into manageable chunks, giving you something tangible to strive for.

Analyzing any setbacks that arise is also important when trying to break old habits. Rather than beating yourself up for any missteps, take time to assess why they happened in order to adjust your plan accordingly.

Gathering feedback from those who have achieved similar goals can provide valuable insights into how they changed their behavior and strategies that worked for them.

Finally, rewarding yourself for meeting milestones is an essential part of staying motivated.

With these steps in mind, anyone can learn how to break old patterns and create new ones with confidence.

By taking the time to understand the problem, assessing habits and behaviors, gaining support, monitoring progress, and adjusting the plan as needed – anyone can develop positive changes in their life that will last long-term.

Conclusion of Tips on how to change a behavior pattern

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Thank you so much for reading until this point. Sharing some of the tips that I learned in the past.

About changing behavior patterns and improving your life. Also, explain as much as possible to help you understand them better. Hopefully, you find them helpful.

Now, it’s your turn to share with us what you think. And what one thing did you add to the list of Tips on how to change a behavior pattern that helps to change behaviors? Let us know in the comment below.

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58 comments

Molly | Transatlantic Notes December 2, 2022 - 1:19 pm

It’s important to recognize behaviours that we may need to realign or change; always being open to growth and improving ourselves. Thanks for this!

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Fransic verso December 2, 2022 - 10:38 pm

That’s amazing! I love to improve as well and be the best version of myself.

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Lauren December 2, 2022 - 9:20 pm

This is such an interesting post. It is the perfect time to address behavioural changes and habits you wish to change or break. You have shared some great points. Thank you for sharing.

Lauren

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Fransic verso December 2, 2022 - 10:33 pm

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about this post. I agree its time for it.

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Beth December 2, 2022 - 9:39 pm

I think writing down the changes you want to make is such a great idea. I don’t know what it is about writing down an idea, but it seems to give it more power.

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Fransic verso December 2, 2022 - 10:32 pm

Well, it is powerful and gives us more concentration. Thank you for reading!

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Nayna December 2, 2022 - 9:40 pm

This is a very useful post for those that have a set mindset and want to change their behaviour for one reason or another. Good post with some good facts,

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Fransic verso December 2, 2022 - 10:31 pm

I’m glad you find it useful. We definitely need the mindset for this as well. Thank you for reading and sharing that with us!

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Thrift Plan Enjoy December 2, 2022 - 11:08 pm

Being aware, present and grateful is such great advice. I am probably the most in control of my behaviour I’ve ever been. It’s good!

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:45 pm

Yeah, and its great to take control. Thank you for reading!

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Drew Alexander Ross December 2, 2022 - 6:03 pm

Great topic! I enjoyed the breakdown of the process of changing behaviors. For me, awareness is a crucial first step. Thanks for sharing!

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Fransic verso December 2, 2022 - 10:35 pm

That’s good, and glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading!

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Her Digital Coffee December 2, 2022 - 6:38 pm

I like that the tips you’ve shared are connected. Being present is so important and a tip that I try to do more often. We all tend to rush so much, but it’s important to enjoy the moment! Thanks for sharing!

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Fransic verso December 2, 2022 - 10:34 pm

Right? it’s important to go slow and careful.

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Under Flowery Sky December 3, 2022 - 9:07 am

Great tips, changing behaviour starts with the strong determination
and a great plan ahead. It’s important to know what you want to change..

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:43 pm

Factors that help to achieve it. Thank you for reading!

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JamieAdStories December 3, 2022 - 11:49 am

To change a behaviour definitely requires lots of extra effort.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:42 pm

I agree and we need to know what to do as well.

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Sonia Seivwright December 3, 2022 - 12:11 pm

A lot of youngsters need to read this. I’m at college with many youngsters, and sometimes they get on my nerve and take my silence as a weakness. I will share this with my class.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:41 pm

Yeah, that’s awesome. Thank you so much!

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Rosey December 3, 2022 - 12:39 pm

Reminding yourself of the positive outcome is very important to keep going. There’s usually a testing point where you consider throwing in the towel, reminding yourself of what is on the other side helps.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:40 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Kirsten Smith December 3, 2022 - 2:12 pm

Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Thank you so much for reading!

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Emma T December 3, 2022 - 2:41 pm

The big point for me is about recognising the bad behaviour, and want to change.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Yeah, it’s big and need to learn more about it.

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Isabella December 3, 2022 - 3:51 pm

You were exactly on point. First comes awareness, then perseverance and finally change. It isn’t easy but we all have some negative behaviors we need to change.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:38 pm

Right? We do need to do step by step!

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Kyle A December 3, 2022 - 3:56 pm

A very informative article. Thank you.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:38 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Arnie December 3, 2022 - 4:10 pm

such an interesting article. i like how you have action items that can be followed to help change behaviours.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:37 pm

Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Danwil Reyes December 3, 2022 - 4:19 pm

Helpful tips right here. Thank you for sharing it.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:37 pm

I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Jojo Reyes Jr December 3, 2022 - 4:33 pm

Thanks for sharing your perspectives on this subject.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:36 pm

I appreciate you reading and sharing your feedback!

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Alison December 3, 2022 - 1:28 pm

Great article. Thank you.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:40 pm

Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Katherine December 3, 2022 - 3:38 pm

This is a great post! We are all guilty for following bad habits purely because it’s what’s normal. Being able to recognise these so we can change them is important!

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Rachael December 3, 2022 - 4:32 pm

This post will certainly come in handy for anyone looking to be better. Nice one.

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Fransic verso December 3, 2022 - 9:36 pm

I’m glad you think so. Thank you for reading!

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Debbie December 3, 2022 - 11:49 pm

Very helpful post. With the new year right around the corner, this is the perfect time to change a behavior pattern and start fresh in the new year.

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Fransic verso December 4, 2022 - 11:01 pm

Glad to know you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Sam December 4, 2022 - 1:55 am

You are exactly right – being aware of our behaviors and being welcome to change allows us, as humans, to grow and become the best version of ourselves! Thanks for sharing!

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Fransic verso December 4, 2022 - 11:01 pm

I’m glad to know you agree with me. Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Marysa December 4, 2022 - 12:49 pm

It is good to have some tips for how to change a habit. I tend to think that people generally do not change their ways, but life circumstances can help facilitate changes (like if we are under a lot of stress vs. when things are easier).

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Fransic verso December 4, 2022 - 10:57 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Ntensibe Edgar December 4, 2022 - 6:23 pm

Nnnniiiccceeeee…this is a very easy guide to follow, for much better behaviour. I am so recommending it to my friends.

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Fransic verso December 4, 2022 - 10:55 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Healthy Aging December 4, 2022 - 11:35 pm

I think if you’re committed to changing a behavior, you can do it. Thanks for the tips

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Fransic verso December 5, 2022 - 9:27 pm

That’s how it all start and need to maintain it

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Madhurjya December 7, 2022 - 3:28 am

It’s a very interesting topic. Behavioral change is so important in life if we want to succeed. I will try to implement.

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Fransic verso December 7, 2022 - 4:08 pm

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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Isabelle Vita NYC December 7, 2022 - 11:44 am

Great post. I think people often underestimate the power of determination!

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Fransic verso December 7, 2022 - 3:58 pm

I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

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KEVIN FOODIE December 7, 2022 - 7:02 pm

This is a very important topic. Learning about behavioral change or patterns is necessary in every institution for positive change. These include but not limited to schools, workplace, family and churches. One has to first identify where on the spectrum of stages behavioral change they fall. This will provide them with the appropriate tools for breaking bad habits

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Fransic verso December 8, 2022 - 7:10 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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