What does each person have, but certainly different? You can pick up many different concepts that fit this definition, but one of the most interesting and relevant answers will be “bad habits.” Nobody is perfect, everyone has things that a little interfere with his life – even if a person has not yet realized this and sincerely believes that everything is in order. But, as mentioned earlier, such things are fundamentally different for everyone. Consider a few basic bad habits that can occur in humans – and consider where they come from and what to do with them in the end.
It is clear that the list of bad habits will be incomplete even without enough safe things that do not do any particular harm – but unnecessary and unpleasant enough to also consider them “harmful”. For example, a person may like to crunch fingers. This annoys others, but, as studies show, does not cause any noticeable damage. The same thing with the habits of gnawing a pen, clicking on its power button and so on. The worst that can be – others will get angry and ask you to stop. Typically, these things arise on a nervous basis – or because of an obsessive desire to take something with your hands. Which, however, also applies to the “nervous” sphere.
Other habits of a safe kind are purely ritual. People tend to invent various rituals of varying degrees of meaningfulness for their life. And types of bad habits come out, like the desire not to step on cracks in the asphalt, or always choose only even or, conversely, odd numbers. This is also not always good, because a person can get carried away and turn a harmless habit into something obsessive – which, of course, is not good. But if people only had such habits, there would be no problems in principle.
We can say about the bad habits of the next category that they relate to the social sphere, because they are directly related to how a person interacts with others. Very often, such habits are tied to human behavior. For example, when a person is accustomed to abundantly use obscene vocabulary, and even when the situation is such that it would not be very appropriate. As a result, they can start thinking about him in a not very positive way, and it will not be so pleasant for those around him to be with such a person. Typically, the causes of bad habits of this type lie in the upbringing and in the environment in which the person grew up. Good enough willpower is enough to unlearn such things.
There are also such habits that are based on the fact that a person becomes attached to something and begins to depend on it very much. A vivid example is gambling. A person begins to devote all his free time to games, even if it goes against his social life and social integration. Simply put, he becomes a real hermit. Things get even worse when the subject of hobbies is not ordinary, but gambling. Then a person not only spends on that time, but also spends all the money, which affects his financial condition especially negatively.
Another option is oniomania or, as they often call it, shopaholism. This is when a person sits down at frequent, one might even say, constant purchases – and cannot stop at all. As a result, he spends all his free and not only money, but, in fact, he does not need the things that he buys.
Also in this category can be attributed the thirst for adrenaline – a person constantly wants to experience the feeling that arises with some kind of extreme entertainment. As a result, he constantly tries to do something that goes beyond the ordinary. To a reasonable extent, this would be normal, but, unfortunately, it is not worth talking about rationality – a person puts his life in real danger.
The only truly effective conclusion of people from such an addiction may be an attempt to gradually occupy them with something else, which can entice them no less – but will carry no less sense and interest.
Finally, the most bad habits are those that cause attachment and negative effects at the physiological level. The most common here, of course, is alcoholism. This is an incredibly dangerous and destructive habit, from the consequences of which, according to statistics, approximately every third person dies. It carries a huge number of negative social aspects, which are very sad, and also gradually destroys the body.
Even more dangerous (in most cases) can be addiction. The same essence, other substances. Addiction is usually generated almost instantly, and quitting taking drugs does not come out in any way. Substance abuse is in the same category. Despite the fact that there are drugs that are weaker than alcohol, most still almost instantly begin to destroy the body – and the habit of becoming harmful becomes deadly.
Smoking should also be included in the common bad habits of a modern person. It is also very dangerous and eventually begins to have a very negative effect on internal organs, causing, in particular, oncological diseases, but, of course, not only them.
At first, a person can personally overcome these habits, but, as they progress, you can not do without the help of a specialist.
This, of course, is far from a definitive and comprehensive list of which bad habits exist. Speaking of bad habits, you can also mention overeating, excessive attention to mobile devices, Internet addiction and much more. But that’s why these habits are called harmful in order to try to exclude them from your own life as soon as possible – and then it will be better for you – and much easier.