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What if your Every Single Day habits aren’t good?

What if your Every Single Day habits aren’t good?
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series ESD KIDS

What are you doing Every Single Day that you, uh, shouldn’t?

The photo above is what was found in my 14-year-old son’s trash can. He has much more independence in our new home country of The Netherlands but that includes the freedom to go to the supermarket and buy … whatever junk he feels like.

In researching my upcoming book “Every Single Day: KIDS,” I’m finding that it’s not only about building good habits, but stopping (or at least slowing down) bad ones too.

Although my study started out with a focus on things like better study habits and shooting better free throws in basketball, I’ve realized that there are habits that we have daily that need to be worked on.

We can’t create new habits if we don’t stop old ones.

I don’t know if habits are a zero-sum game. In other words, if we learn a new habit, do we have to get rid of an old one? I don’t think so, but I will go so far as to say that they’re not usually mutually exclusive.

In the case of the teenager’s trash, if you’re going to eat that much sugar, you’re going to need to offset it with a bucketful of broccoli. Or run 10k every day. Or here’s a thought: slow down that sugar intake.

Want in on an ESD Insider secret?

If you begin a new habit, it gets easier.

In this case, less sugar per day will lead to less craving for the sugar to the point where you no longer need any of it.

See how easy that was?

Keep your eyes peeled (and those bananas … ) for the upcoming ESD: KIDS in stores near you!

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