Mental health expert Lynne Shine discusses getting rid of bad habits

Lynne Shine, mental health counselor at Audubon Counseling recently appeared on Wake Up! to discuss tips on replacing bad habits with good ones. For example, let’s say someone wants to spend less and focus on saving money.

In terms of spending money, set realistic goals. Don’t set overall general goals (ie. “I’m going to save money this year”).  Set short term, realistic and concrete goals that you can achieve.  For example, you could plan to put away $10 per week for the entire year. With this approach, we can measure the progress and hold ourselves accountable.

Kicking bad habits in 2016

  • Set realistic goals
  • Hold yourself accountable
  • Write down your goals
  • Repeat them daily
  • Have a partner
  • Don’t judge yourself
  • Reward your progress


Habit is something that is very important in keep resolutions. The objective is not to periodically save money, but get into a routine where every Friday you put money aside per your resolution. Don’t judge yourself if you are short on a particular week or you make a mistake with your goals. It’s more important to be consistent and optimistic. Reward yourself for making progress.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lynne Shine.