Some habits have been done by a person their whole life and will typically be hard to break. However, with practice and motivation, these habits can be broken. One well known way to break a habit is to start off slow and make small changes. For instance, if you’re trying to change your whole diet, ease into it by starting off slow, such as drinking more water rather than soda, and then working your way up by adding more substitutions. This will gradually lead to a whole new diet and ultimately breaking your habit of eating unhealthy foods. Another way to break a habit is to tell yourself the benefits it will provide in the future when you’re tempted to do that habit. For example, when you are stressed and really want to bite your nails, tell yourself that it is unsanitary, will leave your fingers looking ungroomed, and it will hurt after you have done it. Use these as incentives to not perform the habit. One great way to break a habit is to pair up with a friend, even if you don’t share the same bad habits. You can share your victories with each other, and will hold each other accountable if you perform the bad habit you are trying to not do. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with those who make you feel good and keep you occupied. Staying busy will help you to forget the habit you are prone to doing. The last and one of the most important parts of breaking a habit is accepting failure. We all get off track sometimes, but what’s most important is how quickly we get back on.