Avoiding Bad Habits

Would it not be nice if you could avoid bad habits instead of having to quit them after starting? No one will avoid all bad habits. There are just too many to stay away from them all. Yet, you can reduce the number of bad habits you have to conquer.

There are certain bad habits that you can avoid altogether. For example: Your body has no need for nicotine or tar from cigarettes. So, if you do not take that first cigarette, you will never have to face the daunting task of giving them up. It is well worth any social discomfort you might feel to dodge that bullet.

Other bad habits are a matter of degree. Your body needs food but overeating can be a really big problem, right? Many people realize that they will gain a lot of weight if they do not stop shovelling food into their mouths. However, you cannot just stop eating altogether to avoid the problem. Instead you must find a way to limit yourself or find food that will make you feel fuller for longer.

Not exercising is another of the bad habits that will make you unhealthy over time. You may know that you need to get up and move around and you may have every intention to do so. However, the energy does not seem to be there when you need it. To avoid this bad habit, start slowly. What you may not realize is that the energy will increase as your exercise increases.

Bad habits of personal hygiene can be avoided too by developing a positive routine. If you fear going out in public smelling bad, you can make it a habit to shower every morning. Shower more than once a day if the situation calls for it like after the gym. Brush your teeth and comb your hair. We all have those days where we hang out in our pyjamas but taking a little time for ourselves to look our bests can also make us feel at our best, so this is a great trick for mindset.

Relationships are difficult enough without developing bad habits. If you are getting married, make a point of discussing all the possible trouble areas first. You can do this with a pre-marriage counsellor or on your own. Either way, it is good to learn how you each can contribute to keeping away the bad habits of jealousy, neglect or whose turn it is to take out the rubbish.

Many bad habits can be avoided if you will only consider the needs of yourself and of others equally.

For every bad habit, there is a way to avoid it. The trouble is that no one can be vigilant enough to control every bad behaviour they may have and at the end of the day we all have some bad habits floating around. What is more, many bad habits start before people are old enough to think much about it. The good news is we are all capable of change bad habits and the power is in our hands alone to change it!