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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 17
Breaking Ties
In This Chapter
• Balancing the old and the new
• Does your job fit you?
• There’s always time to plan
• Live in the moment
Changing your life is no easy task. Maybe it could be if you lived on a deserted island and had no one to be accountable for, or to, except yourself. But you don’t. Life doesn’t work that way, at least not life as we know it!
Instead, you live within any number of social circles—family, work, friends, hobbies, and other interests. In many cases the people in your circles are eager to see you succeed with your changes by offering encouragement, support, and opportunities. They’re willing, and able, to change the ways they interact with you and maybe even make the same kinds of changes themselves. It’s ...

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