Any significant change in our habits, patterns of behavior, ways of thinking, or lifestyle is tough. Our brain is wired to maintain the status quo, even if our behavior is terribly painful and destructive. Trying to do something different stirs up a screaming fit in our brain that is totally out of our control. That’s biology.
That really is true: we can’t do anything to stop our brain from screaming when we go against long-standing neurological pathways and attempt a new way of behavior. Sometimes there’s a physical component (such as nicotine addiction) on top of the behavior patterns. Yes, change is HARD!