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positive reinforcement causes bad habits


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

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