What would you say if I gave you a simple recipe to break bad habits and replace them good? First, understand that bad habits get etched into your brain through years of re-enforcement. Breaking them is going to require distracting yourself - and it's easy. Decide what your new habit is going to be and do it instead of the old. If you didn't go to the gym this morning, go during lunch. Eating bad food? Fill yourself with good at your next meal. Watching too much television? Take a walk or read a book. All you need is to catch yourself before your old bad habit kicks in and do something different. Do that enough times and the bad habit will be gone forever.