When we succeed at kicking bad habits to the curb, we think we’re free and clear.

But sometimes those habits leave behind roots.

I used to be an approval addict, and I thought I’d fully overcome it…until I caught myself doing this. I realized I was doing it because there was a bit of lingering approval addiction.

When I figured out my old bad habit was still getting the better of me, and causing me to do this, here’s what I did to overcome it (and how you can do this, too).