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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 21
Getting Unstuck
In This Chapter
• Separating you from your habit
• How your memories help you configure your future
• How much does your old habit define who you are now?
• Finding your comfort zone
You’ve come a long way with the changes you’re making. But will you ever reach the point where that old habit is simply something that was once part of your life but is no longer, like braces on your teeth when you were 14 years old? Your teeth are straight now. You have a beautiful smile. Can’t you just say the same about your life? You don’t smile at someone and then say, “Oh, but I used to wear braces.”
So must you always and forever define yourself by the habit you’re working so hard to leave behind? Opinions on this vary and continue ...

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