10 Bad Habits To Break

Drinking, smoking, and swearing are all seen as bad habits that people should strive to break if we have any of them. However, there are habits that we exhibit in our daily lives that might be holding us back. 

Knowing your bad daily habits and how to break them could help you propel your life forward and feel happier and healthier. You might not even know that your habits are bad until you read this article. 

Fear not, WomanlyLive is here to tell you what your bad daily habits are and how to kick them

Complaining 

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This is a reasonably self-explanatory tip, but complaining can be highly harmful to your mental health and the connections you make in your daily life. It is extremely difficult to be around a person who can never see the good in anything. 

It is difficult to stop complaining if you have become accustomed to seeing only the bad in every situation. However, you can start by thinking of three things that you are grateful for as soon as you wake up. You can then move on to attempting to see the best in every situation. 

Snacking 

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Healthy snacking in between meals is a great way to make sure that you don’t overeat when you eat a full meal. However, we have become accustomed to eating when we are bored and not only when we are hungry. 

Try to replace your unhealthy snacks like candy bars and potato chips with fruit and nuts. Doing this will help you assess whether you’re hungry, as you might just be looking to snack because you don’t know what else to do. 

Working Instead of Sleeping 

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You must work hard at your job and do your best to provide everything expected of you, but you cannot overextend yourself, and you must prioritize your health above everything. 

For this reason, you cannot work instead of sleeping. Not only will it compromise your health, but it will severely compromise your ability to work effectively the next day. You will be groggy and unwilling to complete tasks. 

Procrastinating 

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It is a known fact that procrastination will get you nowhere but stressed and flustered. Procrastinating only means that all of the tasks that you are completing under pressure could have been done at a leisurely pace a long time ago. 

Try to create and stick to a daily to-do list. Making a physical to-do list will allow you to feel more accountable as you will have to tick off the boxes, and seeing them unticked will motivate you to complete the tasks. 

Fasting 

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Intermittent fasting has been proven beneficial to many people. However, not eating breakfast can be harmful to your body and your energy levels throughout the day. You should never skip breakfast. 

If you would like to try intermittent fasting or don’t feel like you can eat three meals a day, all you need to do is skip dinner. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then dinner is the least important. 

Constantly Emailing 

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Throughout your day, you might check your email three to five times. It is difficult to tear yourself away (especially if you’re expecting an important mail), but it might be harming your daily routine. 

Designate times for yourself when you will check your email and don’t check them at all the rest of the day. This may boost your productivity and allow you to get more work done without worrying about what is in your inbox. 

Clowning 

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You must have a sunny disposition if you want to get anywhere in this world. Being positive and being cheerful are both excellent habits to have. However, not taking anything seriously can be a terrible habit. 

There are times to laugh and joke, and there are times to take things seriously. Ensure that you know when the time is to buckle down and start to take responsibility in your day-to-day life. 

Not Prioritizing 

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Many of us have many balls in the air when it comes to our daily lives, but it is essential to know when to prioritize each ball. Failing to do this will ensure that you feel frazzled and under pressure when you don’t need to be. 

Ensure that you know which of the balls you have in the air are glass and which are plastic. A plastic ball can fall and be picked up at a later stage, but a glass ball will break if it is dropped and needs to be prioritized. 

Multitasking 

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Multitasking is a bad habit that most procrastinators will likely exhibit. However, multitasking is not exclusive to procrastinators. Many of us attempt to multitask daily, to our very own detriment. 

Avoid multitasking by ensuring that every task that could be completed while doing something else is not possible at the time. If you tend to watch TV while you work, ensure that you work somewhere with no TV. 

Perfecting

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Ensuring that every area of our lives is perfect is something that we all aspire to. Having complete stability and security while maintaining a social life and having downtime is incredibly difficult. 

However, your entire life does not have to be perfect. You can settle for ‘good enough’ sometimes without feeling guilty or disappointed. It is impossible to have everything be perfect, and you shouldn’t strive for it because it might be detrimental to your mental health.

Written By:
Daniella Segell

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