I figured it out. I enjoy reading, writing, and running because I reinforced those activities with caffeine, food, or alcohol. I tricked my mind and now the activities that were once unenjoyable to me have become enjoyable. I rewarded myself without thinking about the idea that I was reinforcing healthy activities.
The problem I have now that I picked up positive habits is that I also picked up negative habits to reinforce those positive habits. How do I rid myself of the negative? I have to fill the void somehow. I’m bigger than I want to be and more dependent on caffeine than I want to be. I can’t seem to stop. What fills the cravings when you want to get rid of a negative? Does a negative habit have to replace another negative habit? how do I make it go away? -unfigurable