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To break a bad habit, get an old plate-one that is chipped or cracked or otherwise unusable. If you don't have one, go to a garage sale or Salvation Army store, and buy one for a quarter. Write on the plate in magic marker the name of the habit you wish to break-for instance, "smoking cigarettes," "over-eating," "swearing," or "being unkind." Put the plate in a place where you will see it every day, and for a week or so focus your attention on the habit and the plate. Then, on a Saturday, or a day that rules the nature of the habit, take the plate somewhere outside with a paved surface, such as a driveway or side-walk. Bring along a broom and dustpan. Focus all your attention on the habit. Say aloud: "I break my habit of. . ." and name the habit. Then smash the plate as hard as you can with a hammer. Be sure to clean up all the fragments afterward, and dispose of them in a garbage can far away from your home if it is at all possible.