How To Break Your Bad Habit

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    Bad Habits, Good Habits, How to break a bad habit, how to create a good habit, how to change your routine, how to stop smoking, how to stop biting nails, how to start eating healthy, start exercising, my daily routine, the power of habit, Charles duhigg,
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  • Gnate
    Gnate 2 days ago


  • bubbz
    bubbz 4 days ago

    How can I stop being addicted to something?

  • Biscuit Crumbs
    Biscuit Crumbs 4 days ago

    Yes, I have a habit of peeing

  • goofyp Ilm
    goofyp Ilm 6 days ago

    Cravings, nose picking, m**trubation addiction, smoking, too much caffeine, addicted to junk food, fast food, and any kind of food.

    U can relate to them all, can't u?

  • Tim Jack
    Tim Jack 6 days ago

    I'm trying to break procrastination. Any ideas for a competing response?

  • PyzeN
    PyzeN 6 days ago

    Why is the title in my language? ._.

  • borhan denis
    borhan denis 6 days ago

    soo is basically being forced to slave in a school and learn shit ill never use a bad habit i shou;d break? shouldn't be hard.i mean my da dhas a gun....

  • R B
    R B 7 days ago

    Ok but how did he discover it was socialization the underlying reason for his cookie habit?? Thats the hardest part and you dont describe it???

  • boo hoo
    boo hoo 7 days ago


  • Anna Rebel
    Anna Rebel 8 days ago

    Cutting myself

  • Robbie Hess
    Robbie Hess 8 days ago

    Great video but the ending sucked

  • ali almajde
    ali almajde 8 days ago

    And what about porn videos

  • Determined Games
    Determined Games 9 days ago

    I pick my nose, I eat to much sweet stuff and I sit too much. I don't want to do it but I just can't help it D:

  • SociallyAwkward Wolf

    I have a problem with biting my pen. it started with me biting my hair and ppl thought that was disgusting so I ended up biting my pen and I don’t control that. I think I do it when I’m thinking so I’ll see . I also sometimes to stop this bite my finger

  • Original Wasta
    Original Wasta 10 days ago

    Let’s stop for a second, and process what we are seeing. Who in high heaven eats Mcdonalds fries; while smoking a cigarette simultaneously? 🤢🤢🤢🤢

  • CyborgPotato
    CyborgPotato 10 days ago

    smoking is an addiction

  • Michel Jurgens
    Michel Jurgens 11 days ago

    Stopped smoking, changed it with cocain.

  • basil deepu
    basil deepu 12 days ago +1

    My bad habit is masterbating everyday
    Wut is yours???

  • samina fatima
    samina fatima 13 days ago


  • Lele
    Lele 17 days ago

    my worst habit is falling for this one boy everyday again

  • arara
    arara 18 days ago

    I used to have habit of eating late at night. I have eaten 1-2 raw instant noodles after midnight more than once. (In my country we have the kind of instant noodles which are also edible and delicious to be eaten raw...but its not quite healthy anyway)
    Do you know what broke my habits? Breaking up with my bf broke that down tbh I have lost like 3/4 of my appetite i dont know why.
    But I still have 2 major bad habits that I’m trying to quit :
    -Staying up late watching useless videos on youtube (my worst time was when I stayed up until 5 am)
    -Can not focus on important stuff and always be distracted by youtube, twitter and instragram.
    Does anyone feels me? ;(

  • Helen Zhong
    Helen Zhong 18 days ago +2

    How can I cut my bad habits of sleeping late?

    • Andrej Blagojevic
      Andrej Blagojevic 13 days ago

      Depends...if u think the day should be longer then see where are u wasting time and fill it with more interesting stuff....and if its the other situation where u just never feel tired its cause u dont do enough pysical activities. ( Basicly stop wasting time and/or find an interesting sport or something like that) i hope this helps :3

  • Meow Dosenotcare
    Meow Dosenotcare 20 days ago

    I have a really bad habit of picking scabs. Like to the point I can't let them heal, and I'm covered in nasty scars. I think in gonna try and u use this to break it

  • Level Z
    Level Z 25 days ago


  • احدث افلام هوليوود

    Hey im a smart guy but i lack you disciplined . I cant study more than 2 hours a day I'll go furious everytime i reach a book after that . Please help after one year from now I'll take a huge life changing test

  • احدث افلام هوليوود

    My bad habit is i always play with my hair always and i grab it so hard

  • Robert Ward
    Robert Ward 27 days ago

    Who trying to break a drug habit ?

  • Another Hopeless person

    My "in control" habits are counting my calories (which often triggers my eating disorders) and biting my fingernails. I can't stop even though I know it's bad for me.

  • Blanche Konieczka
    Blanche Konieczka 29 days ago

    Enjoyed rhe video but wasn't impressed by Blue Apron. Following a recipe is boring! Unless you're baking you never need to be precise when cooking. It's a creative process, what do I have in my refrigerator or freezer? Choose one or more. Hm, what's in my cupboard? Again, choose. Let's sautee, bake, fry or roast these ingredients or maybe toss them in a crockpot and serve it over basmati rice. Cooking should be fun like playing not a chore as doing homework.

  • Provat Ahmed
    Provat Ahmed 29 days ago

    I want to break the habit of loving someone with whom I can't live my life... because, it's too painful to live without her..

  • Mai Ying
    Mai Ying Month ago

    Hi, I was wondering how can u talk so quick? do you have to practice a lot?

  • bj k
    bj k Month ago

    Fat americans.

  • SalveMonesvol
    SalveMonesvol Month ago

    My bad habit is porn.

  • Juniper_
    Juniper_ Month ago

    I have a habit of making weird noises and and moving my head while make a weird noise and so,even I don’t even know that I’m doing it. It makes me so mad everyone is gonna look at me

  • Nobody Productions
    Nobody Productions Month ago

    Smoking isn't a Bad Habit, its a drug addiction

  • Piternal R
    Piternal R Month ago

    How come that getting up to go to school doesn’t become a habit for us but remains a chore?

  • JoeyPknowsalotaboutthat - SEAS entertainment

    I seriously need to stop eating > 5 tablespoons of chocolate frosting a day. But I don't feel any bad symptoms from doing that.

  • Eric Lyle Pelletier

    Thank you for these clips!★0(*.0.0.*$@#/HOME)

    • Eric Lyle Pelletier
      Eric Lyle Pelletier Month ago

      U'll love me more today than if I died! If I died I'll want to ressurect me!

  • Ron
    Ron Month ago

    The background song is called???

  • QuinnNotElisabeth
    QuinnNotElisabeth Month ago

    Would love a procrastination-specific version of this video... perhaps a bit more complex to avoid

  • G- gaming
    G- gaming Month ago +1

    For real I can’t stop wanking ..... even when I exercise.. when I got out with friends or family even if I am not on my phone I just get that erge to wank

  • Poof Splix
    Poof Splix 2 months ago

    get another one that’s worse

  • Kristaps Lorbergs
    Kristaps Lorbergs 2 months ago +1

    I bite my nails when I watch TV or YouT... Nevermind. USclip is like TV anyways. XD

  • Savannah Rouse
    Savannah Rouse 2 months ago

    This may be wired but I have a habit talking to my bookshelf and sucking my thumb

  • Nicolás Morrone Clar
    Nicolás Morrone Clar 2 months ago

    I read that book before ! Amazing !

  • Epic Soul YT
    Epic Soul YT 2 months ago

    Its not nails for me

  • Galaxis
    Galaxis 2 months ago

    This also suggests that it would be good to develop a lot of good or at least reasonable habits in the first place from the earliest age that fill up a lot of our time. This leaves less opportunity to develop bad habits and also results in less brain activity and thus less brain fatigue. That leaves us with the capacity to do more brain intensive stuff with the remainder of our time, like more impactful or more difficult work, which we should do because humans also crave a certain amount of stimulation and novelty. So, a more planned out life. And if people need some time that's not planned when they can just do whatever, then plan for that too.

    • Galaxis
      Galaxis 2 months ago

      Of course, that's easy to say...

  • How long does it take To get to 5k with no vids?

    So it’s like dying at the end of a level and automatically doing it over again the exact same way

  • Nathanel wardana
    Nathanel wardana 2 months ago

    Faking gaming habit are so hard to control, I want to control it honestly

  • SteelCityKing731
    SteelCityKing731 2 months ago

    I learn more from ASAPScience than school

  • Darth Dogoz
    Darth Dogoz 2 months ago +1

    Watching youtube at 210am

  • Mike Maliawco
    Mike Maliawco 2 months ago

    Primary Source for the bit around 1:30? Good stuff for an essay on hard determinism

  • boi
    boi 2 months ago

    My bad habit is gaming what should i do pls help

  • support group
    support group 2 months ago

    I got a beer ad before this lmao

  • Operative.
    Operative. 2 months ago

    ok so its a facehugger not a basal ganglia

  • Bumbiedadiva
    Bumbiedadiva 2 months ago

    How do I stop humming!?

  • djnosleeves85
    djnosleeves85 2 months ago

    I need to how to break my fapping habit

  • Ploper Dung
    Ploper Dung 2 months ago +2

    *reads title* how do I break it bad spelling habbit xD

  • Rishabh Goswami
    Rishabh Goswami 2 months ago

    I have a habit of masturbating daily 😅

  • tianna love
    tianna love 2 months ago

    stop eating junk food

  • amelialame
    amelialame 2 months ago

    I have a USclip watching habit

  • TwistedOracle
    TwistedOracle 2 months ago

    Not useful.

  • The official Marko Mihajlovic

    I have a ward habit of whistling all the time I can’t stop

  • Abraham Okunbor
    Abraham Okunbor 3 months ago

    nice nails

  • Coral Maynard
    Coral Maynard 3 months ago

    I had a very bad habit of picking my spots, no spot was safe... I knew it was bad, I knew there was no benefit, and it did hurt, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't stop... even had a bandage placed over certain spots to stop me! But they would never last much longer than 24 hours. I still pick but am doing much better with it. My solution? I went to hypnotherapy - it was very helpful and useful, but it only works if you both want it to work and believe it works. It's more of a last resort thing, but if nothing else works, this will if you want it to.

  • nachure1
    nachure1 3 months ago

    So how do I replace a habit of chewing on plastic, not drinking from plastic bottles?

  • Craftingjunk
    Craftingjunk 3 months ago

    I don’t bite my nails, I pick them, once I tried biting my nails and I don’t even get why people do it

  • Ethereal Zara
    Ethereal Zara 3 months ago +3

    I want to break my phone addiction.... I literally use it for Everything... how Should I leave it.... someone please help...

    • Ethereal Zara
      Ethereal Zara Month ago +1

      +Møth I try everything but I just can't do it....... nowadays I tell my sister to keep it somewhere so that I have to search a lot for finding's kinda working.Thanks a lot for your help 😊

    • Møth
      Møth Month ago +1

      Just don't charge it, give the charger away to someone else for an amount of time .

    • Ethereal Zara
      Ethereal Zara 2 months ago +1

      Thanks a lot 😊.... I will give it a try 😃

    • faiiza khan
      faiiza khan 2 months ago +1

      Give it to your friend or family member and tell them to return it after a certain amount of time. 😀

  • Silent Streamer
    Silent Streamer 3 months ago +1

    Where is the Eggs..
    *seeing the sub name.
    Oh Never mind..

  • U HAVE COOKIES????? 342

    Im not smart enough to understand this language

  • Nocla Gaming
    Nocla Gaming 3 months ago

    You can do it .

  • thivyan sivathas
    thivyan sivathas 3 months ago +1

    I keep cracking my neck and I look like a weirdo when I do it and I need to stop

  • I hate Snakeu
    I hate Snakeu 3 months ago +1

    Um rolling ur eyes

  • PariArk
    PariArk 3 months ago +1

    How about instances related to ocd, like washing your hands or checking if a door is locked? Sure, I can handle not doing it for like 5 minutes, but then I go crazy. I just can’t release the thought until I do it. I only think about the thought until I do it. I N E E D H E L P ! ! !

  • Lora Rousseu
    Lora Rousseu 3 months ago +1

    I have a bad habit of scrolling through the comment section of USclip videos

  • Definitely not one of Justin Y.'s bots.

    *Clears search history*

  • Timmy Gibson
    Timmy Gibson 3 months ago

    Excellent video, awesome research

  • Tayebz Tayebz :3
    Tayebz Tayebz :3 3 months ago +1

    So...Find something to do and then interrupt that or a better substitute...Ok

  • Chris Corbett
    Chris Corbett 3 months ago

    My bad habits are smoking Crystal Meth

  • christian rudolph
    christian rudolph 3 months ago +2

    I broke my nail biting habbit it was easy

  • VayTv
    VayTv 3 months ago +2

    This video helped me a lot

  • Cheeseburger Monkey
    Cheeseburger Monkey 3 months ago

    I have some bad habits (e.g. not changing underwear/brushing teeth, on computer ALL DAY, etc.)

  • Kasun
    Kasun 3 months ago


  • NaturalBornRebel
    NaturalBornRebel 3 months ago

    i now know why a lot of my firemd are always asking hey do you wanna go smoke ... they crave the socialization

  • Midnight Willow
    Midnight Willow 3 months ago +1

    Uuuuuuh... My bad habit is watching USclip all day in my bed and my parents get mad but I just can't get off and ARRRRRGH!!! And when I do get off I'm extremely bored and I go back on again and get in trouble. And never get exercise... Yeah I need help...

  • akash radhkrishnan
    akash radhkrishnan 4 months ago +3

    *biting nails seeing this video* *bored* dang

  • Violet H.
    Violet H. 4 months ago

    I roleplay with myself. Yes, it's about as anti-social and depressing as you can imagine.

  • Booster butts 500m I love racks

    I'm trying not to bite my nails

  • Courtney2020
    Courtney2020 4 months ago

    Power of habit

  • Chandler Williams
    Chandler Williams 4 months ago

    No matter what I start watching, after I spend an hour on USclip, I always end up on this channel

    OMO_O KOOKIE 4 months ago

    I still don't know how to not procrastinate

  • Cvetan Vasilev
    Cvetan Vasilev 4 months ago

    Remove the brain and you wont have habits.

  • Salad Gamer
    Salad Gamer 4 months ago

    I’ve had two habits in the past. Licking my lips and chewing my nails

  • Kathryn A
    Kathryn A 4 months ago

    My bad habit (biting my nails) doesn't have a cue though. What is my cue, existing? Lmao

  • Will Jr. Balindan
    Will Jr. Balindan 4 months ago

    so helpful. ty.

  • wheelmanvicful
    wheelmanvicful 4 months ago

    I want to break a energy drink bad habit

  • XXCan00192XX
    XXCan00192XX 4 months ago

    0:32 that head tho.

  • Steven
    Steven 4 months ago

    you are enlightened

  • Sophers Sophers
    Sophers Sophers 4 months ago

    Nasty habbit of biting nails

  • Milagros Figueroa
    Milagros Figueroa 4 months ago

    I’ve been trying to break my habit so I can stop bitting my nails but it’s so damn difficult 😫😩