Humans are amazing creatures combining incredible logic with equally incredible irrationality. On the one hand, they came up with complex computers, flew into space, improved medicine to incredible limits. On the other hand, they still cannot cope with themselves. They can’t stop hurting themselves on a daily basis. It would seem, why? Why do you need bad habits? It’s not nuclear physics, you don’t need a lot of understanding realizing how destructive such habits can affect you. But people are inexorable when it comes to self-destruction.
However, not all bad habits are equally dangerous. Some simply prevent us from living, being something annoying and very unpleasant. Others are a direct threat, a negative factor that destroys our health. In principle, any bad habits should ideally be eliminated. But nothing is perfect, so let’s go in order, starting with the most significant ones, without which our existence would be several times more pleasant, better and generally more optimistic. No wonder that habits are called bad, aren’t they? And to distinguish between good and bad habits is very important.
Let’s start with a place in the quarry, with the most destructive and destructive habit that you can imagine. This is a terrible misfortune that destroys human destinies – and if you get hooked on it and do not react in time, then there simply may not be any salvation. And it all begins as a bad habit. I want to try something that I have not tried, I want to feel something fundamentally untried. But only then does this habit take root at the physiological level, becoming a dangerous addiction and you think it would be better if I hadn’t tried, there would be no illnesses and breakdowns and other consequences of the addiction.
Alcohol and smoking
Two more habits that gradually develop into something much more dangerous. The first is so common that it doesn’t seem enough – it’s alcoholism. It all starts with the usual habit of drinking – sometimes on holidays, then just like that, for no reason. And everything continues with a dangerous addiction. Moreover, if we turn to statistics, approximately every third person in the world dies just for reasons that are somehow related to the use of alcohol.
The same applies to the smoking habit. It begins as a fairly harmless method to keep oneself busy, it seems that there is nothing unnecessarily dangerous about it. But then all this leads to such dangerous diseases that people regret that, in principle, they got addicted to such a habit. Problems with the lungs, oncology, skin problems, not too presentable appearance, and so on – smoking carries a huge number of problems. So why then succumb to him? Do not make smoking and alcohol addiction dependent. Even as simple negative habits, they are quite dangerous. Why should this be further developed?
There is a whole series of bad habits that are based on one or another addiction. For example, the bad habit of sitting at the computer for too long gradually turns into a harmful and unpleasant gambling. This is already quite a powerful psychological dependence, which can lead to negative effects. And if the games include cash costs, then you can start unnecessarily draining money. The habit of spending too much shopping can lead to no less cash costs. The consequence of this habit is shopaholism, when you simply cannot stop while hiking in shopping centers.
And a similar addiction can grow out of any bad habit. Whatever you overdo it, no matter what you lean on, whether it’s eating in the late evening or participating in gambling, all in the end gradually leads to a negative dependence, which is very difficult to control. So it is important to ensure that your pleasant hobbies do not turn into negative habits. And the line here can be quite thin. Sometimes good and extremely bad habits are right next door.
Bad habits can be very mean and insidious. They can negatively affect our lives, turning them into something surprisingly uncomfortable. Therefore, it is always necessary to clearly understand where is that fine line, when just a bad and disturbing habit becomes a real problem. And, even more so, when it becomes a danger that can destructively affect not only your well-being, but also your life in principle. You should clearly feel where that line is, and not just succumb to the negative impact of these problematic phenomena.
After all, where is the best way to develop strictly positive habits that will help you? Thanks to them, your existence will become much easier and more fun. A healthy lifestyle, new hobbies, good manners, curiosity, critical thinking – it’s better to develop these things into your habit. Then you will notice that your life will be many times better, that every day is perceived with a smile, that you feel good even when there is no apparent reason. After all, good and bad habits are not the same thing. Encourage good habits and suppress bad ones, and then everything will be truly wonderful and positive.