Motivation to go or to stop
Motivation is most often assumed to help us start something or to keep doing something. That type of motivation is important.
However the motivation to stop doing something can often be the more difficult type to muster. Many of us have bad habits that get in the way of starting something important – such as getting healthier, building better relationships or improving our finances. Most of those important changes need to start with us stopping something we have been doing. And that change can require more motivation than starting the new thing.
Give yourself permission to be motivated to stop doing harmful things.